The immense impact of urine loss on pulmonary rehabilitation

...a clinical perpective

  • Lung patients often experience urine incontinence
  • Coughing and side events of medication are plausible explanations
  • Advice: address urine incontinence in all lung patients

Urine loss has a big impact on the outcome of pulmonary rehabilitation. The taboo of urine incontinence does not improve this situation. This is argued by French researchers in an opinion paper in the journal ‘Physical Therapy’. They call on health professionals to break this taboo and urge for a standard examination on urine incontinence in all lung patients before they enter a rehabilitation programme.


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