Warning Signs of Incontinence

Accidental leakage can be an embarrassing issue. Incontinence is even worse. More than 51% of people over 65 years old are affected and are left at a loss of how to rectify the problem.

Significant changes in your urinary habits, including leakages when you cough or sneeze, frequent urination, or pain while urinating, could be signs of an incontinence problem. Read on to learn more about the most common causes of incontinence.

  1. Medications

Many commonly prescribed drugs are often to blame for leaks when you laugh, cough, or sneeze. Antidepressants, blood pressure medications, diuretics, and even some over-the-counter cold medicines have been found to exacerbate the issue. Any recent changes in your daily medication regimen could be the culprit.

  1. Overactive bladder

Urge incontinence, or a strong, sudden gush of urine, is usually caused by an overactive bladder. This is often a symptom of a more serious underlying issue, such as nerve damage from a stroke, complications with diabetes, or prostate problems in older men. An infection or hernia are also likely causes and are important to see your doctor to receive proper treatment.

The Telehealth Toilet Sensor helps users identify forthcoming urinary complications. Our sensor is placed around the neck of the toilet and is activated when someone is on or in front of the toilet. Because it activates separately from the toilet’s flushing mechanism, users can detect the frequency and duration of bathroom visits, giving them access to a more complete data collection and problem solving tool.

Bathroom privacy and the ability to prevent embarrassing accidents are important to most people, especially as they get older. We have worked hard to make the Toilet Sensor a useful and discrete home health monitor.

Contact us today to learn more about our products, including the Toilet Sensor.

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