Category Archives: Lifestyle

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

Back Pain and Incontinence

incontinence back painIf you have incontinence, you may also experience lower back pain. Researchers have uncovered a link between the two conditions, particularly for women experiencing incontinence. Treating one of these conditions usually has an impact on the other. Learn about the relationship between pain in the back muscles and incontinence, so that you can seek effective treatment. 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

These Yoga Poses Can Help You Manage Your Incontinence

incontinence yoga photoIf you have urinary incontinence, you don’t have to resign yourself to suffering through it for the rest of your life. Instead, yoga can help you manage and improve your symptoms with its combination of pelvic floor-strengthening poses and its relaxation aspects. Try these yoga techniques to see if they help you:

 

 

 

Yoga Poses

Similar to Kegel exercises, many yoga poses help you gain strength in your pelvic floor muscles, which can help incontinence symptoms. A Yoga Journal article explains that yoga can actually strengthen more muscles within the pelvic floor than Kegel exercises can. Also, the article notes that relaxing the pelvic floor is necessary along with strengthening it, and yoga poses can provide both components.

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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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10 Tips for Responding to Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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Prostate cancer can be a life-changing diagnosis, but it doesn’t have to keep you from leading a life of enjoyment.
  1. In response to prostate cancer diagnosis, it’s critical to take a step back, take a few deep breaths, and try to approach the situation calmly and logically.
  2. Don’t let anyone rush you. There’s ALWAYS time to evaluate the medical options and get a second opinion from another medical expert who ideally is not affiliated with the same practice as the physician who provided the initial diagnosis or treatment recommendations. Continue reading

Ways to Minimize Urinary Incontinence Side Effects

woman all alone with incontinence anxietyMillions 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.

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Understanding the Different Types of Incontinence

Understanding the Different Types of Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control leading to the accidental leakage of urine. The condition can be mild, and include only a few occasional drops leaking, or it can be more severe, and include frequent accidents because the urge to urinate is too sudden and strong to resist. There are multiple different types of urinary incontinence, and knowing their symptoms and strategies for preventing and managing them can help you maintain freedom in your life.

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Dealing with Incontinence in Your Twenties

Although regarded as a medical problem associated with old age, incontinence does affect people in their twenties. In addition to physically dealing with incontinence, young adults often carry feelings of shame and embarrassment due to bladder control issues. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding incontinence (as well as its reputation for happening only to elderly people) frequently prevents younger people from enjoying the active, social life they should be experiencing at what is the most exciting and adventurous time of their lives.

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Who Knew? 5 More Uses for Bed Pads

Caregivers have numerous roles to fill, and frequent laundering just adds to your list of responsibilities. Relieve yourself of household messes and cleanup with washable and reusable bed pads. Incontinence protection is the primary use for bed pads, but families of all types will find them useful. Read through for alternative uses you probably never considered.