We recently received a wonderful review on our incontinence panties, and how much more environmentally friendly they are than disposable solutions.
In the review, Connie says, “there are lots of reasons people need incontinence garments. Menopause, old age, strokes and other medical issues, and more. It’s nice to know if you do require them, there’s a greener option than the disposables we see on most grocery store shelves. Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that around 13 million people (all ages and both men and women) are affected by urinary incontinence. The results of incontinence issues cause anything from activity restriction to a decrease in ones quality of life and self-esteem. The most common types are urge incontinence and stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence is also referred to as an overactive bladder. Urge incontinence makes you feel as if you have an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not get there in time, causing urine to leak. A few causes of overactive bladder include: damage to one’s bladder nerves, nervous system or muscles. There are some specific conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and stroke. These conditions can all affect nerves and bladder infections. Continue reading
Dysfunction of urination has long been known to cause problems associated with diabetes due to obesity. Diabetes is often related to incontinence because of the increased weight placed on the muscles of the pelvic floor in overweight people. These dysfunctions are more commonly seen in women dealing with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is also said to affect nerve functions, which can lead to a decreased bladder sensation. They will have little to no warning before feeling the urge to urinate which can lead to episodes of incontinence.
One of the biggest problems people with incontinence and diabetes experience is the need to quench their thirst. A diabetic’s increased blood sugar levels can cause irritation of the bladder, which can lead to urinary incontinence. It is said that up to 85% of diabetics with numbness in their hands and/or feet will have diminished bladder sensation, according to the American Diabetes Association. Continue reading
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While it is no secret that caffeine increases bladder activity, it is not proven to be a consistent aggravator in every female incontinence case. It is said that women who consume more than four cups of caffeine daily are the ones who will suffer from incontinence or an overactive bladder the most. Continue reading
According to Internal Medicine News, men under than the age of 55 who have served in the U.S. armed forces are almost three times more likely to report urinary incontinence than their nonmilitary peers. Their incontinence could be caused by anything from posttraumatic stress disorder to a physical injury they sustained while on duty. For example, brain injury is a major cause of incontinence. If you lose the ability to control the part of your brain which controls the urge to pass urine, the end result could be an overactive bladder. No matter the cause, however, the results can be somewhat embarrassing. Continue reading
Incontinence occurs in one in four women over the age of 18. One of the most common causes of incontinence in women is pregnancy and childbirth. Incontinence can easily occur during pregnancy, as the fetus presses down on the bladder, urethra, and pelvic floor muscles. This extra pressure causes involuntary leakage. During childbirth, labor can weaken pelvic muscles or cause nerve damage that will affect the ability to control bladder. Often muscles regain strength in a maximum of six weeks, reversing the symptoms of incontinence. Continue reading
1. Incontinence only occurs in older individuals.
Many believe that incontinence is a condition only experienced by senior citizens or aging individuals. According to health.com, 1 in 4 women over the age of 18 experience involuntary leakage. Another statistic shows that one third of all adults between the age of 30 and 70 have experienced loss of bladder control. While incontinence can be more common in older individuals, adults of all ages are coping with this condition on a daily basis.
Personally dealing with incontinence, or assisting a loved one who is coping with incontinence, can be a difficult and trying experience. However, you are not alone. Many individuals are coping with a form of incontinence in their everyday lives, and there are also numerous remedies that help reduce the symptoms of incontinence or even reverse it completely. Follow some of the tips below to learn how to approach incontinence, and what to do if a loved one is suffering from this symptom. Continue reading
UPDATED November 18, 2013
Urinary Incontinence is the term used when an individual is unable to control one’s bladder. However, urinary incontinence can occur in several forms. There are three primary types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Below we discuss each type of incontinence in detail.
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence experienced by women. It is caused by weakened pelvic muscles, which are unable to properly hold in urine. Pelvic weakness can be caused by a variety of different occurrences including: childbirth, pelvic surgery, injury to the urethra, and certain medications. Stress incontinence is also a common side effect experienced by women during menopause. Certain actions such as sneezing, exercising, laughing, or coughing can put pressure on the walls of the bladder, ultimately causing it to leak. As many women get older, pelvic muscles naturally weaken, enhancing the probability of stress incontinence. Incontinence panties are a stylish and comfortable solution for women coping with stress incontinence. Continue reading
Don’t Let Overactive Bladder Worry You
Many of us can expect our bodies to experience physical changes as we grow older; one of those changes is having an overactive bladder. There’s no need for adults or their caregivers to be uncomfortable about this information. In fact, one in six adults has it.
What is Overactive Bladder?
Overactive bladder is also referred to as incontinence. By definition, an overactive bladder can cause an immediate feeling of “having to go.” In a person having OAB, the urethra and the detrusor muscle can be unstable or mildly uncoordinated. Continue reading