Help with Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence - it's very common!


Did you know that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 9 men are affected by incontinence and even children can be affected by it?

Did you know that there is help for this issue?


Incontinence is an issue that most people are too embarrassed to talk about.

The following are different types of incontinence that a person maybe suffering silently from:

1)     Urinary incontinence: This is when a person has loss of bladder control, either occasional leaking or severe leaking when they cough or sneeze and cannot get to a toilet in time.

2)     Stress incontinence:  This is when urine leaks when a person puts extra sudden pressure on their bladder. The amount of urine passed is usually small but can happen from coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.

3)     Overflow incontinence: This can also be called chronic urinary retention and occurs when the bladder does not completely empty when a person passes urine. Frequent or constant dribbling can occur.

4)     Urge incontinence: This is when a person has a sudden urge to have to pass urine and they are unable to stop the flow of urine. Having to get up in the middle of the night is a possible sign of this issue.

5)     Total incontinence: This is when a person has no control over their bladder

6)     Functional incontinence: This is when a person does not make it to the bathroom on time due to a physical or mental impairment.

7)     Mixed incontinence: This is when a person has more than one of the issues listed above

If you or a loved one are suffering from any of the above issues, the news is that there is help available.

For further information please contact Aoife Ni Eochaigh at 087 286 3013 or email

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