incontinence incontinence  /ɪn ˈkɑn tə nəns/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) involuntary urination or defecation
  2. (n) indiscipline with regard to sensuous pleasures

Usage(s):

  1. A new study says pelvic-floor disorders, including incontinence, are extremely common in women, but most are too embarrassed to ask for help from doctors.
  2. By the late 18th century, early editions of American medical journals recommend hemp seeds and roots for the treatment of inflamed skin, incontinence and venereal disease.
  3. Orlistat prompts weight loss by limiting the body's ability to absorb fat, but that can result in oily feces and sometimes incontinence.

News

  1. Incontinence Takes Emotional Toll on Middle-Aged Women

    A new study shows that middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression from a common medical problem they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence. Research from The University of Adelaide found that women between the ages of 43 and 65 with incontinence were more likely to be depressed than older women. This [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  2. Incontinence takes mental toll on younger women

    Middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression from a common medical problem that they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Help for Incontinence

    In a study of the experiences of women with urinary incontinence, researchers at the University of Adelaide found that women aged 43 to 65 with incontinence were more likely to be depressed than women 65 to 89. Lead author Jodie Avery, speaking in the lead up to World Continence Week from June 24th to June 30th 2013, said, "GPs need to be aware that if their patient is suffering from ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

Quotes

  1. Mr Osborne said: "The torch of progressive politics has been passed to a new generation of politicians - and those politicians are Conservatives. By pursuing a course of illiberalism, centralisation, fiscal incontinence and opposition to meaningful...
    on Aug 11, 2009 By: George Osborne Source: BBC News

  2. "I've got one of these incontinence products - albeit a new one, not the ones that tend to appear at committee - on my desk and I'm really giving this matter very serious contemplation," Smitherman said. "I want to have the right policy for...
    on Feb 27, 2007 By: George Smitherman Source: 940 News

  3. "The consequences of fistula are life shattering," said Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. "The baby often dies and the woman is left with chronic incontinence, greatly diminishing her...
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Thoraya Obaid Source: MarketWatch

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