Incontinence

Incontinence in the elderly

Incontinence, with both urinary and faecal leakage, is common in elderly people. With most cases like urge incontinence it can be treated but this condition can also be easily managed with the proper care and sanitary products. Find out more on incontinence in elderly people here.

Urinary incontinence in menopause

A bout of coughing or even a good laugh may lead to an embarrassing little accident - decreasing oestrogen levels can weaken muscles controlling the bladder and urethra.

Dance that urinary incontinence away

Virtual reality, dance and fun are not the first things that come to mind when we think of treating urinary incontinence in senior women, but research says it can really help.

Kris Jenner has urinary incontinence

The Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner suffers from stress urinary incontinence. We explain why this problem is quite common, and how to prevent it.

Incontinence and Alzheimer's disease in the elderly

Incontinence is a common problem amongst the elderly but when combined with Alzheimer's disease it can present unique challenges for caregivers. Here are some ways to manage an Alzheimer's patient with incontinence.

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Prenevin Govender completed his MBChB at the University of Cape Town in 2001. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Urologists in 2009 and graduated with distinction for a Masters in Medicine from the University of Cape Town in 2010. His special interests include laparoscopic, pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence surgery. He consults full-time at Life Kingsbury Hospital in Claremont.

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