You probably don’t talk much about FI—who does? Know you’re not alone when you manage the symptoms. FI is surprisingly common, particularly in older adults. Accurate numbers are difficult to determine, but estimates range anywhere from about 6% of adults over 60 in the UK to about 50% of adults in American residential care facilities.
It’s vital that you discuss any FI symptoms with your physician or other healthcare professional. Incontinence care is possible, and your physician will be able to design a plan to manage your incontinence symptoms.
We’ve gathered resources to help you learn more about incontinence care and FI. Prepare yourself for a conversation with your physician, and you’ll probably feel more comfortable broaching the subject. The first step is always the most difficult, but it’s worth it to settle back into regular everyday life.
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