If you're young, you generally don't think of incontinence in younger adults. Most of the time when talking about incontinence, we hear about incontinence in children or in the elderly. And yet, 20 to 30 percent of young women and about a third of that in young men suffer from some sort of incontinence. If you've been diagnosed with incontinence, it's important to understand the differences in each type of incontinence. Continue reading
Posted August 20, 2014
Incontinence is a condition that older people commonly face as they age. It is especially hard to see our parents suffer from it. The good news is that incontinence can be treated, or at least minimized, and we can help reduce the number of accidents that can occur and embarrass our parents. One way to do this is with an incontinence care plan. Continue reading
Posted August 20, 2014
So you just returned from your doctor with the news that you were diagnosed with incontinence. You likely have a lot of questions about why you're experiencing unintentional urine leakage as you digest your situation. First of all, it's important to note that incontinence itself isn't so much a condition as it is a sign of a greater condition. Noting that, it's likely that you'll grow out of your incontinence situation either with time, or by taking measures into your own hands.
Here's a look at some FAQs that people recently diagnosed with incontinence often have, as well as some ways to manage unintentional leakage. Continue reading
Posted August 13, 2014
Incontinence has a range of unpleasant side effects, including dermatitis. Incontinence associated dermatitis is uncomfortable and unpleasant. It can cause heat rash, itching, pain, and inflammation. There are steps you can take to soothe the irritated skin, and relieve the pain and itching associated with this condition.
Why incontinence affects the skin
Incontinence places your skin in prolonged contact with urine. Urine typically has a much higher (more alkaline) pH level than your skin. The longer the urine sits on your skin, the more it can become irritating. Continue reading
Posted August 7, 2014
Urinary incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine, is a symptom that tens of millions of Americans experience - and it's usually a sign of a greater condition. For instance, some people experience incontinence based on their diet. Many women experience incontinence after giving birth, and many men often experience it for several months following prostate surgery.
Both men and women may also experience incontinence if they have a UTI, or urinary tract infection. It is important to distinguish the difference between incontinence and UTI. Here's a closer look: Continue reading
Posted July 31, 2014
If you're the parent of a bed wetter, dealing with incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. You may wonder what is wrong with your child, or whether he or she has an emotional problem. You might be surprised to learn that incontinence is extremely common in children, and that 20 percent of all children who are five years of age suffer from bed wetting. What's more, a full 10 percent of children, age seven, still struggle with incontinence issues. So if your youngster is suffering from incontinence problems, you can rest assured that he or she isn't alone with this problem.
Posted July 25, 2014
It's estimated that as many as 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, about 160,000 of which go on to have surgery to treat the condition. And while surgery is often effective - and accompanied by a five-year survival rate of 99 percent - no procedure, let alone prostate surgery, is without its side effects. Perhaps the most common long-term side effect from prostate surgery is incontinence.
Posted July 15, 2014
It's estimated that about 25 million people living throughout North America experience some sort of incontinence, or the unintentional leakage of urine. Such issues can arise for a variety of reasons and range from minor to major in severity. Some people can even kick incontinence altogether by either taking medication, exercising the pelvic muscles to curb unnecessary urine leakage or by changing other aspects of their lifestyle, such as their diet.
Posted July 7, 2014
Take advantage of summer’s bounty with this mouthwatering salad. Summer is the perfect time to visit your local produce stand or farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables—both of which make a healthy base to build your meals around. Topped with lean grilled chicken, it becomes a dish suitable for dinnertime.
The beauty of this dish is that the grilled peaches will caramelize with heat, intensifying the sweetness to balance the peppery flavor of arugula greens. Continue reading
Posted June 24, 2014
Millions of people suffer from urinary incontinence. For many, it's an isolating and embarrassing condition that makes them feel alone. If involuntary urination is affecting your everyday routine, you're not the only one. Luckily, it's such a common problem that medical researchers have discovered several ways to minimize and soften the side effects.