It’s date night with your spouse, and you’re looking forward to taking in the movie that critics are buzzing about at your local multiplex. There’s only one problem – you experience incontinence and are concerned that you’re going to be leaving the theater multiple times throughout the flick’s two-hour run time to go “take care of business.” And who knows what pivotal plot points you could be missing during those precious moments when you’re “going,” not to mention how annoyed you’ll be by repeat bathroom visits.
The good news is that there’s a number of things that you can do to make sure that you’re not making trips to the bathroom during the movie on date night, ranging from the simple to the more complex. Here’s a look: Continue reading
A recent study by the United States Centers for Disease Control has found that about half of the older US population deals with incontinence on a regular basis. Therefore, if you’re an adult living with the frustration of incontinence, you’re certainly not alone. Still, this doesn’t change the fact that struggling with incontinence can take away from the activities you love in life, such as spending time with your family.
Don’t let incontinence run your life; keep these simple yet effective tips in mind to better manage your incontinence and live life to the fullest. Continue reading
It’s estimated that up to 33 percent of adults experience some sort of incontinence. And by “some sort of incontinence,” we’re referring to the various degrees that it affects people. For example, temporary incontinence is one type, as it’s characterized by involuntary urine leakage that isn’t long-lasting. Temporary incontinence, while not exclusive, often occurs with women following a pregnancy, or with men following prostate surgery, as the pelvic floor muscles are weakened.
Temporary incontinence usually goes away with just a few minor lifestyle changes and adjustments (if not time to heal) – but there’s always the chance of such re-occurring. Here’s a look at some tips and tricks to prevent incontinence from returning after you’ve kicked it: Continue reading
As we age, it’s important for us to keep our minds mentally focused and active. Mental decline occurs when we don’t exercise our brains. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, lack of learning increases the risk of Alzheimer’s. In fact, increasing brain activity may help strengthen our brains’ connectors and brain cells. Through learning, we may even cause our brains to create new brain cells.
While learning isn’t necessarily a silver bullet when it comes to mental decline, the truth is that it can stay off problems such as dementia and Alzheimer’s. People who are constantly learning can actually delay its onset. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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