Risk Factors

RISK FACTORS


Men and women of all ages can develop some form of incontinence. 
Some people are more at risk than others with life events,
such as pregnancy and certain health conditions can be possible triggers.

  INCONTINENCE RISK FACTORS

  • Pregnancy
  • Menopause
  • Being overweight
  • Smoking
  • Coffee, tea and/or alcohol
  • Constipation
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Prostatectomy, which is the removal of all, or part, of the prostate
  • Hysterectomy, which is the removal of all, or part, of the uterus and/or ovaries
  • Neurological conditions, such as dementia
  • Musculoskeletal conditions, such as arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Some medications

If for any reason you feel you are at risk and/or are worried about your bladder or bowel control
talk to your doctor.  Alternatively contact our registered nurse for advice on 1300 857 123