A study last year at Loyola University Chicago has found that bacteria present in urine may be the cause of urge urinary incontinence.
The lower urinary tract (LUT) is controlled by the nervous system (central and peripheral). Therefore damage to the nervous system by illness or trauma may result in disturbance of LUT function, including incontinence.
Gabrielle Fakhri has been caring for her son Simon, for 42 years. She gave this touching account of life as Simon’s carer at the launch of the Carers count special project during World Continence Week.