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Dr Dean Elterman discusses new technology to deal with Male incontinence - Life 360 Innovations and Contino®

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Dr Dean Elterman discusses new technology to deal with Male incontinence - Life 360 Innovations and Contino®
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Presenter: Dr. Dean Elterman, Urologist, Toronto, ON

Local Practitioners: Urologist

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Urinary incontinence Solutions


Urinary incontinence (UI) is any uncontrolled leakage of urine


It is a common and distressing problem effecting over 3.5 million Canadian adults and can have a large impact on quality of life of the individual, their care giver, family, and others.


UI incontinence is most often the result of aging


Although the relevance of UI increases with age, UI is usually the result of an underlying medical condition and is often (i.e. 4 out of 5 men do not report) under-reported to medical practitioners.


The need for 1-2 Adult diapers or pads per day typical indicates a moderate severity of UI


To help communicate with urinary incontinence (UI) medical professionals and to standardize treatment effectiveness and progression over time, severity of leakage is defined as follows based on number of adult diapers or pads required in a 24hr period: Mild: 1-2, Moderate: 3-4, Severe: 5 or more Regardless of severity, the impact on quality of life is a personal assessment and can vary significantly between individuals. It is important to find a treatment management program or product that helps manage UI to an acceptable level for you


Treatments related to Prostate Cancer or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia can lead to UI as side effect


Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common side effect from prostate treatments: cancer, BPH, prostatitis (infection in the prostate), which often resolves for most patients within the first six months or so. Unfortunately, approximately 1 in 5 individuals who had a surgical procedure will end up with long term UI. In addition, individuals that experienced a combination of these procedures are more likely to develop UI in the future, if not so already.


There is only one kind of UI, all bladder leaks are the same.


There are several types of UI. Three of the most common are Stress UI, Urge UI and Mixed UI. Stress UI is defined as leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting, jogging, or doing anything that causes an increase in abdominal pressure transmitted to the bladder pressure. Urge UI is defined as strong and sudden desire to urinate often accompanied by frequent, small volume of voids and / or the inability to delay voiding long enough to get to a toilet. Mixed UI is experienced as a combination of Stress and Urge UI.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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