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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

7 Things You Never Knew Could Help Your Incontinence

seven-incontinenceDespite being experienced by roughly 25 million Americans, incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, can be a difficult condition to live with. For starters, it can be difficult for people experiencing incontinence to talk to someone about their issues and get the necessary help – or treatment – that they need to manage or completely eliminate symptoms.

Often times, however, those experiencing incontinence don’t even need to seek medical attention – they just need to adjust their lifestyle to kick the symptoms completely. With that being said, here’s a look at some simple lifestyle remedies and techniques that you never knew could help with incontinence. News flash – they can! Continue reading

Vitamins B12 and D Could Be Affecting Your Incontinence – Find Out How

vitamins and incontinenceOften, it can seem that incontinence is related to eating or drinking too much: If you have too much water before bed, you’ll experience incontinence overnight. If you eat too many spicy foods, you can suffer urinary leakage. However, in some cases, getting too little of something can also lead to incontinence. Specifically, not getting enough of certain vitamins can impact urinary leakage. Here’s how to tell whether a vitamin deficiency is impacting your symptoms. Continue reading

Incontinence Hygiene – How to Stay Comfortable and Dry

incontinence hygieneIf you’re suffering from incontinence, you’re likely to think of it as being inconvenient and embarrassing, but we also need to think in terms of our health. Having urine trapped against the skin can create many problems, including skin irritation and infection. This is why incontinence hygiene is important, whether you face incontinence, or whether you care for a loved one who is afflicted with incontinence. Continue reading

6 Things That can Make Incontinence Worse

woman with incontinence at toiletUrinary incontinence can happen to men or women at any time, and there are many everyday habits than can make this already unpleasant experience worse. By knowing what incontinence symptoms might be affecting your bladder, you can make positive lifestyle changes to help. Together with incontinence underwear or incontinence panties, the tips here can aid you in living a healthy and active life.

 

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Dealing with Incontinence in Your Thirties

thirty year old woman with incontinence By the time we’re thirty, we figure we have everything wired. We’re past being young, and we’re healthy and capable of handling most everything. One question is, however, when were we supposed to be dealing with incontinence?

Believe it or not somewhere around 30 percent of women and 10 percent of men suffer from incontinence. Those numbers go up as we age, but the good news is that now more than ever, dealing with incontinence is easy. Continue reading

What is Incontinence Hypnosis and Does it Work?

incontinence hypnosis pendulumOne of the biggest concerns facing aging adults is the loss of bladder control. While there are solutions available, such as incontinence briefs or incontinence panties, some individuals are too embarrassed to wear them. Fortunately, hypnosis is being suggested as a more permanent solution to allow those who experience incontinence to maintain their livelihood as they age.

 

What Causes Incontinence

Incontinence can be caused by stress and other factors but in the young, it’s usually the result of a weak pelvic floor muscle. In the elderly, urge incontinence is caused by a lack of control of the bladder, which results in a compete emptying of the organ. This is a part of aging with which nearly everyone must deal. Fortunately, there are many people who have been helped with this  condition through the use of hypnosis. Continue reading

How to Cope with Incontinence After Pregnancy

pregnant woman with incontinenceIt’s common for women to experience incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, during pregnancy. This is due to the added stress that is being applied on their bladder. But after pregnancy – notably if the child is delivered vaginally – such incontinence issues have a tendency to persist due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. Incontinence after pregnancy can also persist due to the following conditions:

  • Nerve damage around the bladder.
  • Shifting or movement of the urethra or bladder during pregnancy.
  • An episiotomy, or incision in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to exit easier.

However, it’s worth noting that while urinary incontinence can persist for several weeks to months following childbirth, it’s often something that women outgrow over time as the body heals. To accelerate the recovery process and kick incontinence symptoms, there are several things women can do. Here’s a look: Continue reading

How to Create an Incontinence Care Plan for Your Parent

old couple planningIncontinence 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