What is Incontinence?

Incontinence is the involuntary loss or leakage of urine or faeces. Incontinence can affect anyone and can have various causes. It is not a disease, but a symptom.

Incontinence ranges from the occasional leak to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. Due to physical or cognitive disorders, their bladder or sphincter muscle does not function properly and unintentional loss of urine and / or feces occurs. Depending on the cause and type of incontinence, there are many treatments and preventive measures available.