oa Professional Nursing Today - Urge incontinence : clinical

Volume 10, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



Extracted from text ... Professional Nursing Today September / October 2006 Vol. 10 No. 5 16 clinical Dr PJ le Roux Department of Urology, University of Stellenbosch Urge Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine affecting up to 8% of the population. Urge incontinence is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of many different disease processes. Many forms of serious bladder pathology, including cancer, can present with urge incontinence. Summary The two functions of the bladder are storage and voiding. The bladder needs to be of adequate capacity and compliance in order to store urine. The tone within the bladder ..

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