Mixed incontinence is described as having more than one type of incontinence, typically stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder is unable empty completely. If the bladder can not empty completely it can lead to frequent urination or dribbling. It is very distressing for people with overflow as they tend not to have the feeling to urinate when the bladder should be emptied. This maybe due to the bladder muscles, detrusor muscle weakened or damaged as a result of nerve damage within the bladder. This condition is common in diabetics.
Usually one type is more bothersome than the other is. The cause of the two forms may or may not be related. Usually the occurrence of stress and urge incontinence together. Take our confidential survey from our free downloads section to find out which type you are.
Incostress is the ideal partner for treating mixed incontinence as it supports the urethra and bladder neck. As it supports the urethra it controls the slightest trickle of urine which in over active bladder condtions can start the 'urgency' process. Incostress can be used as a bladder trainer and also a pelvic floor trainer.
Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles aids with the control of stress incontinence.