DTB Navarre. Vol 15, No 4. August - October 2007

Treatment of urinary incontinence in elderly patients

Urinary incontinence is a clinical situation highly prevalent in patients above 65 years of age and is often associated with other diseases. It causes deterioration in quality of life and can cause institutionalisation of patients. Primary care doctors should actively look out for incontinence, given that the elderly tend to make only few complaints regarding this condition. An active and personal intervention by the health care provider can correct and reduce the level of incontinence.


  • Mª Carmen Litago. Family Doctor. Navarre Regional Health Service. Spain.
  • Mª José Sada. Family Doctor. Navarre Regional Health Service. Spain.
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