Incontinence can affect the bladder (urinary incontinence) and/or the bowels (faecal incontinence).
Incontinence after stroke can be caused by many factors including:
- Physiologically (related to the area of the brain affected by the stroke)
- Functional (related to the resulting disability)
- Reduced cognitive levels (disorders of the thinking process)
- Other factors
Knowledge, skills and benefits 1. Physiology
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