Urological Disorders Commonly Occur in the Older Adult

MN 584 Unit 9 DB

One of the more common problems is urinary incontinence. In women, menopause, previous childbirth, pelvic floor dysfunction, aging, and other health factors can cause or contribute to bladder control problems. In men, prostate problems and other associated factors in aging may cause urinary incontinence. Treatment depends on the type of urinary incontinence diagnosed. Various etiologies can impact urinary incontinence, such as:

*urinary retention
*bladder infection (urinary tract infection UTI) in adults
*bladder control problems and nerve disease
*cystocele (prolapsed bladder)
*Bowel control problems (fecal incontinence)
*diabetes, sexual, and urologic problems

Choose TWO of the above disorders that can cause urinary incontinence, and:

1.Describe the symptoms and the clinical manifestations seen with the disorders that you have chosen.

2.Use evidence-based references to explain how you would diagnose and manage these disorders and the symptoms.

3.Address both nonpharmacological and pharmacological considerations for management, including appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals.

***Need 3 scholarly references***

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