Information and facts on Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence, or the uncontrolled leaking of urine, is a relatively common problem among older adults, but it can affect people in other age groups as well. Incontinence is not always a permanent problem. Pregnancy, delirium, infection, vaginal irritation, depression, and psychosis can all cause some form of incontinence. Certain medications can be responsible for incontinence, among them diuretics such as furosemide "Lasix"; antidepressants such as amitriptyline "Elavil" and desipramine "Norpramin"; antipsychotics such as thioridazine "Mellarii" and haloperidol "Haldol"; sedatives such as diazepam "Valium" and flurazepam "Dalmane"; and many blood-pressure drugs, decongestants, antihistamines, and others. Alcohol also can affect incontinence. The most common cause of incontinence in elderly people is a condition called detrusor overactivity, in which the detrusor muscle, which surrounds the bladder, contracts without warning, resulting in urge incontinence. Often, no underlying cause can be found for this problem. However, tumors, bladder stones, or some other obstruction of the urinary tract can be involved in some cases. Routine urinalysis and a urine culture are usually performed to check for irritating infections or abnormal kidney function.


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helps clear out toxins and heavy metals in the digestive system which can be a factor in incontinence, weight, and appetite problems. This will help the kidneys, liver, colon, and intestines.
Essential Fatty acids


Fatty acids are found in omega fatty acids from fish oil, flax seed oil, and borage seed oil. They are required for good health and may also be used in a "low fat" diet to make sure you are getting the essential fatty acids which are needed by every cell in your body.
Multi-vitamin and Mineral supplement


contains vitamin E, vitamin B , vitamin C, magnesium, manganese, selenium, and zinc which all are helpful in both the treatment and prevention of incontinence and obesity. A daily supplement will provide nutrients required for good general health and well being.
Will also help with tiredness and fatigue.


bioflavonoids are needed for normal glandular function and they also help speed up a slow metabolism thus allowing calories to be burned up faster.


Generally, a carotenoid mixture combined with a complete multi-vitamin with good mineral content is needed for balanced nutrition. Poor diet is the normal cause of deficiency in carotenoids as people eat less good quality fruits and vegetables.
vitamin C


required for general health and normal glandular operation. It works well in combination with the Bioflavonoids

There are 4 types of urinary incontinence:

1. Overflow incontinence. In persons with overflow incontinence, the bladder is distended, so no additional urine can enter without some dribbling out. Chronic retention of urine can lead to this problem. It is most common in older adults and in men with enlarged prostates, which restricts the outflow of urine.

2. Urge incontinence. Urge incontinence involves inflammation of the bladder or neurological problems that can cause sudden, uncontrollable urges to void, leaving no time to make it to the bathroom.

3. Stress incontinence. In this condition, coughing, lifting, sneezing, or anything else that increases pressure within the abdomen forces urine to leak. This is far more common in women than in men, especially women who have had many children, which stretches the muscles of the pelvic floor, or who have had surgery in the pelvic region.

4. Total incontinence. This condition is characterized by a more or less steady loss of small amounts of urine, regardless of body position. Possible causes include damage to the urinary sphincter as a result of an anatomical abnormality or injury from childbirth or surgery; nerve damage; infiltrating tumors; and the presence of fistulas, or abnormal passages, through which the urine exits the body, bypassing the urethra.

An anatomical abnormality such as a fistula, urine retention, or a bladder neck that has shifted, can be detected by a cystogram, in which a fluid that is visible on x-ray is introduced into the bladder by means of a catheter, and x-ray photographs are taken both while you are at rest and while you are straining. Ultrasound may be useful. A procedure called cystometry may be used to look for nerve damage, drug reactions, inflammation, and other problems. In this technique, carbon dioxide gas or water is put into the bladder and pressures are noted in the presence of different stimuli, such as certain drugs, straining, and so on.

Much less common than urinary incontinence is fecal incontinence. A variety of problems, including nerve damage; diarrhea; local surgery; pressure from an enlarged prostate, tumors, or fecal impaction; and anal tears from childbirth trauma can permit unintended loss of stool.

Other risk factors for Incontinence are:


Kidney disease
Yeast and vaginal infection


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.