Urinary incontinence is a common symptom among women that has wide-ranging and often complex aetiology Hunskaar et al, Although many will be incontinent as a result of altered bladder pathophysiology, other factors such as obesity, medication or mental illness can contribute or may even be the sole cause. Immobility is widely accepted as a key factor associated with urinary incontinence Fonda et al, and where a bladder problem coexists with immobility, the maintenance of continence can be difficult or impossible. Healthcare professionals caring for incontinent people often resort to absorbent pads without considering that if reaching the toilet is the primary problem, finding an alternative method of toileting may be preferable. Urinals designed specifically for women can prevent incontinence occurring and provide a dignified and cost-effective solution.
Pee and poo and the language of health
Shewee - the original female urinating device
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Shy bladder syndrome
Your urinary system — which includes your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra — removes waste from your body through urine. Your kidneys, located in the rear portion of your upper abdomen, produce urine by filtering waste and fluid from your blood. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products.
A person with paruresis typically has a sensitive, shy, conscientious personality and is fearful of being judged or criticised by others. Paruresis can be mild, moderate or severe. If a person can only successfully urinate when home alone, they may avoid leaving the house. This can reduce quality of life and curtail job opportunities. The urinary sphincter must be relaxed for urine to flow from the bladder down the urethra.