This topic features two modules: Bladder Function and Bowel Function.
The urinary tract removes waste and extra fluid in urination. Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. Incontinence can negatively affect many parts of a person’s life such as their social interactions, sex life, work and travel.
The digestive tract breaks down food to absorb nutrients; whatever cannot be broken down, digested or absorbed is eliminated in a bowel movement. Bowel incontinence is when this elimination process is not able to be controlled and includes issues such as diarrhea, constipation and fecal impaction. Bowel incontinence can be unpleasant, uncomfortable or embarrassing.
What will you learn?
At the end of the overview on Bladder Function you will be able to answer:
- What does the urinary tract do?
- What is urinary incontinence?
- What are the types of urinary incontinence?
- What are the effects of urinary incontinence?
- How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?
- What are the treatment and management strategies?
- How can incontinence be prevented or improved?
At the end of the overview on Bowel Function you will be able to answer:
- What does the digestive system do?
- How does the digestive system change with age?
- What is bowel incontinence?
- What are some of the issues related to bowel function?
- How is bowel incontinence treated and managed?