THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONTINENCE
Incontinence Education And Support for Patients, Caregivers, and professionals
Incontinence, the involuntary loss of urine or fecal matter, is not a condition that anyone should have to "just live with." It's not something you need to accept as you get older, or an inevitable consequence of childbirth or surgery. It's a treatable medical condition, whether you have occasional light wetness, heavier bladder leakage, bedwetting or bowel issues. No matter what type or degree of incontinence you might be experiencing, help is available. This is the place you should be.
Incontinence can be an uncomfortable word. For many people, it's embarrassing to even say. For others, it's something they simply refuse to admit that they have. “I just pee a little when I laugh,” they say, or “sure, I have a few bladder leaks, but it’s just because I’m getting older.” But what they're describing isn't just "the way life goes." What they're describing is incontinence, and it's anything but normal. If you're experiencing symptoms like these or other symptoms detailed on this site, your body is telling you that something is out of order.
You're not alone. More than 25 million people in the USA experience bladder leakage every day. The good news is, most cases of incontinence are treatable or, at the very least, manageable. The first step is getting informed.
That's why we're here. The mission of the National Association for Continence is to provide quality continence care through education, collaboration and advocacy. We offer many different avenues so you can start to have an important and meaningful conversation about your experience. Here you can read in-depth explanations and get straight talk about every type of incontinence condition from medical experts. We can even help you connect with local physicians who specialize in dealing with this life-altering condition. The bottom line is, we want to be your go-to resource for the most up-to-date methods in treating incontinence and help you live your life to the fullest. We’re glad you’re here. Let's get started!