Friday , June 18 2021

00h30 – Incontinence too often is felt inevitable

BRUSSELS (Belgium)

Incontinence is not inevitable, demands on Thursday a federal healthcare center (KCE). During the research, the effectiveness of the packages provided by Inam under certain conditions to people suffering from this disorder, the center noticed that this money was mainly used to buy clothes. As a last resort and other treatments, the "Unwanted and undesirable loss of urine or faeces" is rather broad in incontinence definition. According to a study conducted by Belgian health care provider Sciensano in 2013, KCE estimates that about 400,000 people suffer from it. Quite a common problem that can, under certain conditions, provide an annual Inam package. There are two types: "small", € 165, granted for untreated urinary incontinence and large (€ 506) awarded to people suffering from urethra and / or exhaled disorder and who are dependent (home care, close care). Approximately 108,000 patients benefited in 2016. Researchers from KCE have found that the presence of these packets is still largely unknown to both patients and healthcare professionals. Some of the public concerned are excluded and the criteria for awarding contracts better defined, including the federal center. In addition, when used, these packages are mainly used to buy diapers, "which according to international recommendations would only be the last resort or complementary treatment," says KCE. In addition, marketing of absorbent hedges often expresses incontinence as a normal phenomenon with age, he complains. Result: Instead of approaching the subject with your doctor, we turn straight into the diapers. However, incontinence can be addressed in particular by "physiotherapy specializing in pelvic floor muscle retraining and electrostimulation, certain surgical procedures, and even certain drugs," KCE says. Hospitals also have a wide range of "incontinence clinics", called multiprofessional perinology centers. KCE recommends better informing patients and health professionals about incontinence, using packages to encourage treatment rather than returning to "passive" solutions and promoting physicians, nurses and physiotherapists. (Belga)

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