|Around half of people who suffer from a stroke will lose control of their bladder and about a third will lose control of their bowel. Incontinence following a stroke can be very distressing and embarrassing, but control is usually regained within a year after the stroke. Only 15% of people continue to experience incontinence problems a year after their stroke.
Reasons for Stroke causing incontinence
Types of incontinence
Strokes can cause any kind of incontinence. View our guide to recognising types of incontinence on our advice and guidance page where you can also view products recommended for managing these types of incontinence.
Care following a stroke
Depending on the severity of your stroke it may take some time before you can actively begin regaining control of your bladder/bowel. Therefore the use of incontinence pads, pants and other products may be required.
At incontinence supermarket we stock a large selection of products designed to help you to best manage your incontinence. We’re also on hand to help out wherever needed. So if you’re not sure what product is best for you, just contact us and we will try our best to help.
There are several ways to help regain your continence, some of which we have outlined here in our blog about maintaining day to day incontinence. Each of these tips can be used to retrain your bladder/bowel and help you regain control. For more personalised treatment regimes, visit your healthcare professional or GP.