When Functional Incontinence Makes you Feel out of Control
While most people are aware of incontinence and know that it can be summed up as the involuntary loss of urine caused by bladder problems, many are unaware of a thing called functional incontinence. Functional incontinence is actually related to issues of getting to the bathroom when the need presents itself. For some women, it’s a factor of being physically unable to move quickly enough due to physical problems like Parkinson’s disease, MS, or musculoskeletal problems. For others, it may be the inability to communicate the need to use the restroom in time, as may be the case for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Still others experience functional incontinence due to the use of certain medications which might inhibit their ability to recognize the need to use the bathroom in time.