Incontinence FAQs (cont.)
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Who is affected by incontinence?
Incontinence is sometimes called a silent epidemic because people struggling with the condition often do not talk about it to others or their physicians. Researchers estimate that 13 million or more people in the United States alone are affected by incontinence.
When untreated, people with continence may limit their activities outside of the home for fear of embarrassment. Subsequently, the condition can contribute to loneliness and depression caused by social isolation. When treated, symptoms of incontinence can be reduced or eliminated altogether:
Sandip P. Vasavada, MD
Raymond Rackley, MD
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