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  • Posted February 25, 2015

    Diabetic Socks - Why You Need Them, and What Makes them Different

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    If you suffer from diabetes, you may have heard that you must take care of your feet. Those who suffer from diabetes often incur nerve damage or neuropathy that increases the risk of injury due to decreased sensitivity in your feet. You can literally get injured and be unaware of the injury. Because diabetics are more likely to suffer from circulatory problems, you may have a harder time healing as well. What's more, if you have high blood sugar levels, you may be unaware that your immune system is not working properly. Continue reading

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  • Posted February 19, 2015

    Alcohol and Incontinence - How Drinking Can Affect Your Incontinence Symptoms

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    It's only natural for those who experience incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine, to want to kick their symptoms or find a way to overcome them. But often times, these incontinence issues are triggered by the way one lives more than anything else. For instance, certain foods that you eat and liquids that you drink can trigger incontinence symptoms or make existing symptoms even worse.

    One such thing that can trigger incontinence is the moderate to excessive consumption of alcohol. Here's a closer look at how and why: Continue reading

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  • Posted February 12, 2015

    Supporting a Loved One as a Live in Caregiver

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    Being a caregiver is hard work; you may know this all-too-well already. However, working as a caretaker to an in-home parent can present its own set of unique challenges. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of such a situation is trying to balance your professional responsibilities with your family ties. It's never an easy job, but there are some tips that can guide you towards success. Here is our guidance on being a live in caregiver, or caretaking for a parent that lives in the home. Continue reading

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  • Posted February 4, 2015

    Incontinence in Pets

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    We aren't the only ones who can experience incontinence. When a house or litter-trained pet loses control of its bladder and/or bowels, the problem is usually referred to as incontinence. This condition can have a number of different causes. However, regardless of the specific cause, incontinence is always a serious issue for the pet's owners. Continue reading

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  • Posted January 14, 2015

    Diabetes and Incontinence: What You Need to Know

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    In the United States, it's estimated that about 95 percent of all people who have diabetes have Type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body either resists insulin, or doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain normal glucose levels in the body. If left untreated, it can be fatal.

    There are many side effects that a person living with Type 2 diabetes may experience, such as weight gain, circulatory issues, and a higher risk of developing skin infections. However, one side effect that many people don't think about when it comes to Type 2 diabetes is urinary incontinence.

    Here's a closer look at how Type 2 diabetes contributes to urinary incontinence, and what can be done to alleviate such symptoms. Continue reading

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  • Posted January 7, 2015

    Having the Conversation About Incontinence

    Having the Conversation

    Worldwide, incontinence affects 200 million people. Still, many people who suffer from incontinence are reluctant to address the issue because of the social stigma and fear attached to the subject. People with incontinence should understand that they are not alone, and must be encouraged to get help. This often starts with a conversation between family members or loved ones. Continue reading

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  • Posted December 29, 2014

    Living Confidently with Incontinence

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    Although incontinence isn’t a diagnosis that many people are prepared for, living with incontinence doesn't have to mean giving up everything you enjoy. With some smart changes, you can continue to function in much the same way that you did before. Continue reading

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  • Posted December 17, 2014

    Full-on Incontinence Vs. Slight Bladder Leakage - Should You Be Concerned?

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    When you think of incontinence, you generally think of those times where you are completely unable to hold our urine, and thoroughly wet yourself. Many people don't necessarily think of a slight leakage when it comes to incontinence. The times when you have a suddenly urgency to urinate and can't hold it is known as "urge incontinence." But when you leak a little urine, it may be due to what is called "stress incontinence." Continue reading

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  • Posted December 10, 2014

    Here's a Plan to Manage Your Incontinence During the Holidays - Tackle the Tinkle!

    holiday-incontinenceBetween attending numerous holiday parties and gatherings, not to mention taking time out to spend with friends and family, the holiday season has the tendency to be rather disruptive to one's everyday routine. But the holidays have the potential to be even more disruptive and challenging to those who experience urinary incontinence.

    However, just because you experience incontinence doesn't mean you should be prevented from doing the things that you enjoy doing, whether it's around the holidays, or any other time of year. But as the holidays are fast approaching, here's a look at 5 tips to manage incontinence this holiday season.

     

     

     

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  • Posted December 2, 2014

    Link Between Smoking and Incontinence

    smoking-and-incontinenceIt's no secret that smoking is associated with a variety of health issues, such as an increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what many people don't realize is that smoking impacts other areas of the body aside from the heart and lungs. Yes, smoking can also have an impact on your bladder, as it's estimated that smokers are three times more likely to experience incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, than non-smokers.

    Specifically, the most common type of incontinence experienced by smokers is stress incontinence. This article will take a closer look at the link between smoking and urinary incontinence. Continue reading

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