Incontinence in patients with lung disease

Over half of the patients with chronic lung disease experience incontinence

  • Women with lung disease have a two times higher risk of incontinence.
  • Those who have CF suffer from stress incontinence more often.
  • Women with COPD experience more problems due to their incontinence.

Women with chronic lung disease more often experience urinary incontinence than women of the same age who do not suffer from cystic fibrosis or COPD. They also experience more inconvenience from their incontinence in daily life, conclude Australian researchers who had 134 women complete a questionnaire.


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