Incontinence-Friendly Recipe: Pork Chops with Apples, Onions and Sweet Potatoes

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As the winter temperatures plummet, it’s a great time of year to cook cozy comfort foods! We like this delicious pork chop recipe seasoned with apples, onions and sweet potatoes. It’s not only delicious, but it avoids known dietary irritants that can impact incontinence. With a few changes, many people living with urinary leaks can help increase bladder control. And all without sacrificing savory flavors! Trust us, this dish’s aromas are sure to make the neighbors jealous!

The recipe, adapted from AllRecipes, requires little prep time and is ready in just over an hour, so it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner or to make for an unexpected guest. We hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:

4 pork chops

salt and pepper to taste

2 onions, sliced into rings

2 sweet potatoes, sliced

2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced into rings

3 tablespoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon salt

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 min

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, and arrange in a medium oven-safe skillet. Top pork chops with onions, sweet potatoes and apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Season with 2 teaspoons pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cover, and bake 1 hour until sweet potatoes are tender and pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Want to know more about how a recipe can help with incontinence? Read more about diet modification and incontinence.

Cervical Health Awareness Month

 

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Cervical cancer affects an estimated 12,000 women annually. Unlike so many other diseases though, there have been huge strides in vaccination and screening over the last several years leading to increased awareness, earlier testing and improved treatment options.

It’s important these efforts continue to ensure more women stay ahead of this awful disease. As part of that, the American Social Health Association and the National Cervical Cancer Coalition named January Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to educating and encouraging women to get tested and vaccinated.

Lynn Barclay, ASHA president and CEO shared with HealthyWomen.org, “Science has put us in a remarkable position to protect women from cervical cancer, but technology is only half the battle. It’s imperative we continue efforts that not only promote greater access to health care, but that we also inform women about cervical cancer and the marvelous means we now have to prevent this disease.”

Even with cervical cancer now being very treatable, diagnosis is still life altering and can lead to a number of side effects. One complication not discussed often is urinary leaks. Radiation therapy to the pelvis can cause urge incontinence. Additionally, surgery or treatment can weaken muscles leading to stress incontinence.

For women dealing with leaks, it can feel embarrassing or create additional anxiety with the fear of having an accident in public. Reducing this for anyone living with incontinence is at the foundation of why we started the company. Our hope is that Wearever absorbent incontinence underwear can help in a small way by providing a comfortable and discrete solution that looks and feels like real panties.

We also want to help continue spreading the important message: This January, take the time to schedule your next cervical cancer screening and remind the women in your life to do so as well!

Celebrities – They’re Just Like Us!

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For the majority of us, a normal day does not consist of make up artists, wardrobe teams and red carpet appearances. It’s easy to forget that celebrities are normal human beings just like us, especially when it comes to health conditions. More and more celebrities are opening up about their own incontinence experiences. Check it out:

  • Kate Winslet, now 40-years-old, recently shared with People Magazine that she experiences urinary leaks after having three children. “I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself…when you’ve had a few children, it’s just what happens. It’s amazing, two sneezes, I’m fine. Three, it’s game over!,” she said.
  • Famous actor Samuel L. Jackson started having moments of incontinence in his late forties. Although he was initially a little upset over the diagnosis, he went on to say, “I realized that this was a problem that millions of Americans dealt with every day. I decided to get on with my life.”
  • Comedian Whoopi Goldberg was remembering the late Joan Rivers and briefly mentioned her own urinary leaks, too. “Joan made me laugh harder than anyone I’ve ever known,” said Whoopi, “It wasn’t like sometimes. It was every time. She made you laugh deep in your guts. You always left with wet underwear.”
  • Actress Helena Bonham Carter revealed weeks after giving birth she ended up wearing Nappies to work, a baby diaper brand, to control her bladder. Helena, give Wearever a try next time for some stylish and comfortable incontinence panties for women! She returned to work shooting “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” and said, “I was ill-equipped as I’d just had a baby. I wasn’t very fit. You have pelvic floor problems after having a baby and bladder control is minimal.”

 

Incontinence is not a topic that has to be hush hush or embarrassing. If you or a loved one lives with light, moderate or heavy incontinence, check out our men’s and women’s incontinence underwear lines. They look and feel just like traditional underwear and are washable and reusable, saving you hundreds each year from disposable options. Don’t let urinary leaks slow you down or hold you back from living life to the fullest anymore!

4 Tips for Hosting Holiday Guests with Incontinence

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It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already in full swing! This is a wonderful time of year, but it can also bring stress when you have loved ones coming to stay with you. If you have a family member visiting who lives with urinary incontinence, the holiday stress could easily multiply for everyone involved.

Here are four simple steps to help your houseguests feel as comfortable as possible!

1) Be Prepared

To help loved ones feel less embarrassed about their bladder leakage and more relaxed, plan ahead and have extra bedding and towels clean and accessible. Also have some supplies handy in the guest bathroom, like flushable wipes, extra soap and air fresheners. And, be sure to stock up on some healthy snacks that won’t aggravate their bladders right before bedtime. It’s best they avoid spicy foods, caffeine, and citrus fruits and juices. To be even more accommodating, ask your guest if there is anything you can get for them before they arrive.

2) Give Your Guests a Tour

If this is the first time your loved ones with incontinence are staying with you, take the time to give them a tour of your home as soon as they arrive. Most importantly, show them where all of the bathrooms are in the house as well as offer them use of your laundry machines. If possible, set them up in a bedroom close to a bathroom so they have easy access.

3) Leak-Proof Their Bed

Know that urinary leaks and accidents might happen while your family members with incontinence are staying at your home. Supply your guest bedroom with an absorbent and washable bed pad like our Wearever Quilted Plaid Incontinence Pad. With the added protection of a reusable mattress cover, your loved ones can sleep soundly and so can you knowing an unexpected accident wont cause damage.

4) Be Discrete

Loved ones and family members who live with incontinence will appreciate your efforts more than you know. Although it’s a sensitive issue, they shouldn’t feel alone. A quarter to a third of men and women in the United States live with incontinence. That being said, being discrete about it is so important in helping them maintain dignity and feel comfortable in your home. By showing your mom, dad, grandparent or loved one that you understand and respect their privacy, you are ensuring a happy and stress-free visit.

With these four things in mind, you should be well equipped to host everyone for the holidays this year!

Show Your Leaks Who’s Boss!

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Our mission is to do whatever we can to help men and women living with incontinence feel comfortable and confident. Incontinence doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying everything life has to offer and our incontinence products were specifically designed to improve quality of life.

We love hearing about how our incontinence products have made lives better. Check out what one of our customers told us about how our incontinence underwear revitalized her “leaky situation.”:

“After my second child I noticed if I coughed or sneezed, I leaked a little. I soon realized that from then on I would be stuck using panty liners daily just in case.  Ladies you know how much we pay a month for our feminine products then add the cost of daily absorbent panty liners YIKES!! I cringed every time I added them to my shopping cart. There had to be a way to not only save the environment but my pocketbook as well.

Wearever has stylish and comfortable incontinence underwear for men and women who so that they can live life to the fullest with confidence and comfort.  Wearever incontinence underwear are reusable and they provide maximum protection for female and male incontience. Yay! No more filling the landfills. The underwear has sewn-in Unique-Dri pads that trap liquid and are treated with odor eliminating fibers. They are recommended to keep you dry through 200-250 washes. That’s a big money saver.

Wearever offers a large selection of absorbent female incontinence panties in all different styles and material including cotton, lace and nylon. You can choose light, moderate and heavy absorbency. Wearever offers men the same protection and with incontinence briefs and boxers.”

– Freebies 4 Friends blogger (read more here)

We want to hear your story! Let us know how Wearever incontinence supplies have changed the way you manage and live with your incontinence. At Wearever, we are fully committed to providing the best products that help people deal with incontienence. In addition to incontinece underwear for men and women, we also carry waterproof bed pads and diabetic socks from Buster Brown.

Tips for Supporting Female Teenage Incontinence

female teenage incontinenceThe teenage years are already full of awkwardness and turmoil for young girls. Unfortunately, when you add incontinence to the mix, this time can become even more challenging. Teenage girls who suffer from incontinence may experience more anxiety and depression than girls who don’t struggle with this condition. In addition, incontinence can also cause embarrassing situations for girls, which may prevent them from wanting to participate in sports or even spend time socializing with peers.  Continue reading

Ease the Discomfort of Overflow Incontinence

overflow incontinenceCould the discomfort you’re experiencing be caused by overflow incontinence? Overflow incontinence is a type of urinary incontinence (lacking control over the bladder) that involves your bladder not being able to fully empty itself. The result is trickles of urine that happens fairly often. The University of Maryland Medical Center explains that there are numerous causes and risk factors for this condition, including:  Continue reading

Symptoms of Bladder Problems

Symptoms of Bladder Problems

Urination happens without us thinking too much about it, but that all changes when incontinence and bladder problems start. Suddenly, you are rushing out in the middle of an important meeting to make it to the bathroom in time, or getting up at 2:00 am, and again at 4:00 am, to visit the restroom. Unfortunately, bladder problem symptoms aren’t always so straightforward and easy to identify. Here’s what to look out for. Continue reading

Causes of Adult Bed Wetting and Solutions

Adult Bed Wetting Solutions

Everyone deserves a good night’s rest. But, waking up in the middle of the night to a wet mattress or lying awake worrying about making it to the restroom in time can keep you from getting the quality sleep you need. Adult bedwetting has many causes ranging from temporary to permanent. If incontinence is keeping you up, the first step is to understand the causes of adult bedwetting and their solutions. Continue reading