Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary leakage of the bladder or bowels. It is sometimes treatable.

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Incontinence

How do you get over intestinal flu?

There are a couple things that happen to you with the stomach flu. 1st thing is that influenza is a virus and cannot be cured, however there are steps that you can take to make it pass as quickly as possible.

1. A fever is common with any type of flu. Take Motrin or any kind of Ibuprofen for the fever. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) will work just as well (although can be harmful to the liver if not taken exactly according to label directions). This will also get rid of the aches and pain you might be feeling.

2. I wouldn't recommend taking any antacids, Pepto-Bismol or anything like that. Unfortunately, it will just make your case worse when it comes to digesting food.

3. Another problem is eating food and keeping it down. When you are eating, eat in spurts ex: a little now, a little later. Cramming food down your throat will only make matters worse and will be very messy if it decides to come back up. Chances are with the stomach flu, you wont be having much of an appetite anyway...

4. Diarrhea and Vomiting is common with the stomach flu. Its important to keep hydrated. Drinking sports drinks like Gatorade and Powerade, even vitamin water can help. They contain electrolytes and salts that your body loses. Drinking regular water can be just as fine.

5. Keep a bucket by your bed at night, this way if you have an accident, you can be as clean as possible.

6. TALK to your doctor! Sometimes, its not the stomach flu (if you haven't seen him/her already). It could be a bacterial infection in which case antibiotics will help.

lots and lots of rest. Do not eat solid food at first, as it may upset your stomach. drink Gatorade, water, or non-caffeine tea small bits at a time. When you feel well enough to eat, have starches like toast, a roll or a bagel with jam because they are best on your stomach. Do not eat anything with a lot of acids in it like orange juice or lemonade. Make sure you drink as much liquids as you possibly can (without it making you feel sick) because with an intestinal flu you lose a lot of water though diarrhea and vomiting. Do nothing exciting for about 2-4 days to recover. After that, move around but do not exert yourself until you feel strong and healthy again. The stomach flu is very contagious, so make sure not to come into contact with lot of people while you are recovering to avoid giving it to them.

Homeopathic remedy:

I would suggest taking Arsenicum Album 30 CH. It is a homeopathic, so you don't have to be afraid of side effects or overdose, but its very effective with this type of illness. You can get it as drops or as small granules (with sweet taste). Take 5 granules every hour if the condition is acute, or 5 granules three times a day if the condition is chronic (you can hardly find some universal dosing for this homeopathic, but as I mentioned before, you can't overdose). Make sure you take at least three doses to prevent diarrhea from returning. As for eating, I would suggest not to eat anything the first day and only dietary biscuits (crackers) and boiled potatoes with salt the next day (if your condition improves and you feel like eating).

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Can lasix be used to control urinary incontinence?

no, it is used to get fluids out of your body. it will only increase the incontinence

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What kingdom are the single-celled organisms that live in your intestines?

Bacteria

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Dimensions of the chicken intestines?

Down below is a link to a diagram that I hope you find useful.

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Does too much vitamin b complex cause incontinence?

Yes it does at times,as it may affect the liver function test and sometimes bear in mind to much of everything is not good.

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Do flu shots prevent intestinal flu or do they just prevent the cold flu?

The flu shot only prevents respiratory influenza. It does not prevent the gastrointestinal "flu" virus that makes you have GI symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea without the cough and respiratory symptoms of influenza. The flu that makes you throw up is not really influenza, it is just an illness that is also caused by a virus or "bug" (called viral gastroenteritis).

True seasonal respiratory influenza, on the other hand, if bad enough (or if you are very young or over 65) is more likely to cause severe complications or even death. The stomach virus usually doesn't result in the same severity, as long as dehydration is controlled by drinking plenty of liquids (and perhaps an occasional sports drink to replenish electrolytes like sodium, potassium, and chloride).

The shots you get for seasonal influenza, and the flu vaccine to prevent the A-H1N1/09 "Swine Flu", are made for protection against respiratory influenza, not for the "stomach flu".

Fun facts: The intestinal flu is not really the flu. It has been incorrectly called that for a long time, but is actually called gastroenteritis and usually is caused by viral infections but might also be bacterial. Influenza (flu) is a respiratory disease that only rarely causes any gastrointestinal symptoms. A very common viral gastroenteritis is what most people call stomach flu, or they also call it Norwalk flu and is caused by a norovirus.

WikiPedia says:

"Norovirus (formerly Norwalk agent) is an RNA virus (taxonomic family Caliciviridae) that causes approximately 90% of epidemic nonbacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world, and may be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the US. Norovirus affects people of all ages. The viruses are transmitted by fecally contaminated food or water, by person-to-person contact,and via aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces."

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How do you tell if your dog has urine incontinence?

== == * Your dog will dribble or do so as they lay down as well. There are medications from your vets to help with this. * If this is happening your dog may be a diabetic; check this site, http://k9diabetes.com/forum/index.php?referrerid=18

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Can a back problem cause urinary incontinence?

Yes it can. If you have irritation of the nerve which controls the bladder you might indeed have trouble.

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What does incontinence mean?

It refers to the involuntary loss of the bodies urine or fecesor both

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You have diarrhea and fecal incontinence Tests show no parasites or blood What gives?

If you have the odd bout of diarrhea and constipation then it's probably a poor diet and not enough water. You should be eating bran, whole grains and lots of other fibers like leafy greens (brussel sprouts, broccoli, etc.) Also at least go for one half walk a day or evening or work out at a gym; ride a bike or go jogging with a friend. If you have bad bouts of diarrhea, feel lethargic, loss of appetite and have more diarrhea than being constipated discuss with your doctor that you would like to be tested for wheat gluten problems. The test is painless and relatively simple. They put a little freezing in your throat, put a small tube down with a camera on the end. The reason I ask you to do the above is my husband started off like you and eventually he had constant diarrhea that left him extremely dehydrated. He was tested for many things which all came back negative. He suddenly because so weak I admitted him into ER and the very last test was a wheat-gluten problem. Neither of us had ever heard of this, but we sure know about it now. It's called CELIAC DISEASE! This means no bran, rye, oats or wheat. Now that we know we have met so many people with this problem. My husband is now doing well and his diet is pretty much the same with the exception of any wheat-gluten products so bread has to be bought from Health Food Stores. He has no diarrhea and is regular in bowel movements once again. I am not trying to scare you, but if all else fails then please have your doctor get you in for that test for Celiac Disease (wheat-gluten.) I'd sure like to hear you are feeling much better.

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The genetic disorder in which the intestines absorb too much iron is known as?

hemochromatosis

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What is the indigestible waste called that leaves the large intestine?

The indigestible waste that leaves the large intestine is called feces.

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What is the use of this phrase in English literature that is we have the intestines of chickens to tell the fortune of war?

though i m not very sure about my answer but i think its about chickens fight and we r claiming that we can tell who will win because we have the technology to see inside their intestines without disecting them and we could see who has better diet in his intestine

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What is the medical term meaning surgical connection between the intestine and the ureter?

ureteroileostomy

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How long does it take food to reach the large intestine?

In general food spends about 4 hours in the stomach before being moved to the small intestine, where nutrients are removed. It takes around 8-12 hours for food to normally reach the large intestine where water is removed before the waste is expelled by you.

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Men's Health
Bladder
Incontinence

What can cause urine leakage in men?

Incontinence (urine leakage) can be the result of several different conditions. Enlarged prostate and prostate cancer can cause weakened and intermittent passing of urine with retention and delayed action, thus incontinence.

Over Active Bladder (OAB) and bladder stones can cause incontinence.

Thyroid dysfunction can cause incontinence.

Urinary tract infections (cystitis) and tumours can cause incontinence.

Certain types of drinks, foods or even medications can cause incontinence.

Neurological disorders, diseases of the nervous system and spinal injuries can cause incontinence.

Low fluid intake can cause incontinence.

Old age and weakened muscles can cause incontinence.

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What is the medical term meaning surgical removal of the intestine?

Enterectomy

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Can menopause cause in women urinary incontinence?

Yes. Go to your doctor she can help you.

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External incontinence devices?

Definition

External incontinence devices are products, called appliances, worn on the outside of the body to protect the skin from constant leakage of stool or urine. Certain medical conditions can cause a person to frequently lose control of their bowel or bladder.

Alternative Names

Condom catheter; Incontinence devices; Fecal collection devices

Information

Although there are several different products available, the general features of these products are described below.

FECAL INCONTINENCE DEVICES

Several devices are available for managing long-term diarrhea or fecal incontinence. These devices have a drainable pouch attached to an adhesive wafer. This wafer has a hole cut through the center that fits over the anal opening (rectum).

With proper application, a fecal incontinence device may remain in place for 24 hours. It is important to remove the pouch if any stool leakage has occurred. Liquid stool is very irritating to the skin.

If leakage has occurred, always clean the skin and apply a new pouch.

The device should be applied to clean, dry skin:

  • A protective skin barrier (such as a paste) may be prescribed by your healthcare provider. You apply it to the skin before attaching the device. You can put the paste in the skin folds of the buttocks to prevent liquid stool from leaking through this area.
  • Spread the buttocks apart, exposing the rectum, and apply the wafer and pouch. It may help to have someone assist you. The device should cover the skin with no gaps or creases.
  • You may need to trim the hair around the rectum to help the wafer stick better to the skin.

An enterostomal therapy nurse or skin care nurse can provide you with a list of products that are available in your area. (See also: Skin care and incontinence)

URINARY INCONTINENCE DEVICES

Urine collection devices are primarily used by men. (Women are generally treated with medication and disposable garments like Depends.)

The systems for men usually consist of a pouch or condom-like device that is securely placed around the penis. This is often called a condom catheter. A drainage tube is attached at the tip of the device to remove urine. The drainage tube empties into a storage bag, which can be emptied directly into the toilet.

Condom catheters are most effective when applied to a clean, dry penis. You may need to trim the hair around the pubic area so the device attatches better.

You must change the device at least every other day to protect the skin and prevent urinary tract infections. Make sure the condom device fits snugly but not too tightly. (If it's too tight, skin damage may occur.)

References

Payne CK. Conservative management of urinary incontinence: Behavioral and pelvic floor therapy, urethral and pelvic devices. In: Wein AJ, ed. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 63.

Rao SSC. Fecal incontinence. In: Feldman M, Friedman LS, Brandt LJ, eds. Sleisenger & Fordtran's Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2010:chap 17.

Reviewed By

Review Date: 06/17/2010

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Scott Miller, MD, Urologist in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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Can your large intestines wrap around the world twice?

Nope. Its Only A Few Meters Long.

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What happens to the health of a person who had been living with intesinalwormsparasides in his or her intestines for thirteen years?

Not much happens, they may be a little underweight.

They should be fine after being dewormed.

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Is there an ingredient in milk of magnesia that helps with incontinence?

Incontinence usually refers to the inability to restrain discharges of urine. Milk of Magnesia definitely does not have any ingredient to help with that. You will need to see your doctor for a prescription medication for incontinence. If you are referring to incontinence in terms of being unable to restrain evacuation of feces - Milk of Magnesia will not help with that either. Milk of Magnesia contains magnesium hydroxide, which is meant to help with constipation and sometimes acid indigestion. The magnesium in Milk of Magnesia can actually cause diarrhea.

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How often should incontinence pads be changed at care homes?

whenever they are wet. they should be checked every 2 hours and the persons position changed to avoid pressure sores.

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Do Quagga mussel larvae in the drinking water effect the human intestines?

No they don't, it is very clean and you are able to drink the water without getting sick. When they filter the water, all extra bacteria is filtered away.

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