What specific concerns for incontinence are there for men?
Too often, bladder leaks are framed as a female issue, but they affect both genders regardless of age. About 5 million American men experience incontinence every year, and 22% of all men over 65 experience loss of bladder control. Men, however, are less likely to seek support from family and friends and are more likely to be uninformed about incontinence. In fact, 2 out of 3 men who experience loss of bladder control don't use any treatment or product to manage their incontinence.
Keep in mind that incontinence is not a disease or a natural part of the aging process. It's a symptom of other medical conditions as well as a side effect of medications, dietary and nutrition habits, and lifestyle changes.
For men, the most common causes are an enlarged prostate and other underlying medical conditions. Incontinence can get better, but not without treatment. So it’s important to talk to your doctor and be honest about your symptoms.
Learn more about causes of male incontinence by clicking here.
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Please reach out to our eNurse team for any protective hygiene questions. Contact Now!
Source: Prevail eNurse Team.
Ask a Prevail eNurse™
Get the latest on leaks
Have a question? Our eNurse team is here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you're experiencing leaks for the first time, caring for a loved one with incontinence, or a veteran healthcare professional with questions, our team of licensed nurses have heard it all, and are ready to lend their confidential, respectful, and personalized expertise at any time.
Contact us anytime at 866-573-3776 or chat with us live Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. ET.