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Dealing With Incontinence After A Storke

HELPFUL TIPS: Prevalence of Stroke In a group of 250,000 people, approximately 500 new cases of stroke will be reported each year in addition to 1,000 recurring cases. DEALING WITH INCONTINENCE AFTER A STROKE PREVALENCE OF INCONTINENCE Daily incontinence from stroke, birth defects, accidents and other conditions affects 1 in 20 people under 65 and 1 in 12 people over the age of 75.' HOW CAN A STROKE CAUSE INCONTINENCE? 1: A stroke can reduce mobility, causing the afflicted individual to not make it to the bathroom in time. 2: The nerves that control urination sensations are linked to the brain. If the brain was damaged, this could affect those sensations." MANAGING YOUR INCONTINENCE Drink 6-8 cups of water and other liquids every day to improve urine flow. If you need to use a catheter, practice good hygiene to avoid infection." Ask for help from your caregiver if you are unable to perform toileting tasks. Set up a schedule with your caregiver, so you don't feel rushed. Wear easily removable clothing to make it simpler to reach the restroom in time. Eliminate caffeine and other diuretics from your diet. AND REMEMBER... Be sure to consult with a medical professional if you are coping with incontinence to determine an appropriate treatment plan or for medical advice, References ' " " 180 MEDICAL

Dealing With Incontinence After A Storke

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Learn some helpful tips on managing your incontinence after a stroke from 180 Medical.


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