Urinary incontinence can occur in three forms (stress, urge, and overflow) and affects more than 13 million Americans each year. While often time incontinence is more common in older individuals, urinary leakage can affect male and female adults of any age. Being a symptom of an underlying issue or medical condition, it is important to consult with your physician to find the best solution for you. However, there are some home remedies that can minimize or prevent leakage: Continue reading
During menopause, women undergo significant hormonal and physical changes. While symptoms may vary, you may be surprised to learn that up to 40% of women will experience incontinence during menopause. Continue reading
This name change reflects our ongoing commitment to providing incontinence aids and other health and wellness specialty garments, as we also expand our brand presence and facilitate better access for our loyal consumers to our products and services. We will continue to deliver innovative absorbent technology solutions with the comfort, style and protection you have grown to trust from our brands. For more than 10 years, Prime Life Fibers has been manufacturing and distributing incontinence products through the Eversures and Wearever lines, as well as other distributor networks. We have received customer feedback that the duplicate names have led to some confusion. It is our hope that this transition to a single brand name will eliminate any confusion and provide a stronger representation of our Wearever product. Continue reading
Whether you’re a senior citizen or a caregiver helping a senior, at some point you have to face the decision of whether independent living at one’s own home is still the best option. The “theory” behind aging in place is that if you remain “at home in your own home” you will be happier, healthier and experience joy at not having to relocate and move away from all that is familiar and comfortable to you. Admittedly, we become very attached to our homes as they represent our independence, they contain many memories and they offer stability. But as good as all of that sounds, there are also very valid reasons as to why this may not be a good choice. 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
Losing balance and falling down is one the most common accidents that happens to elders. About one-third of people over age 65 fall each year. Although most people are not injured when they fall, the more falls an individual has, the greater the chance of injury, such as a broken hip bone. While anyone can fall, there are certain health conditions that place elders at high risk of falling. For instance, elders who have walking difficulties and/or impaired balance are at greater risk. Another important condition, one that is rarely talked about, is urinary incontinence (or loss of bladder control). Elders with urinary incontinence (UI) are three times more likely to fall than elders without urinary problems. And, roughly 30 to 50 percent of elders suffer from UI. Continue reading
Assisting with a loved one’s incontinence has many considerations. First, address any medical issues that might be contributing to the incontinence. Then, be prepared to help the loved one through daily activities while maintaining their dignity and offering them cleanliness. Incontinence affects about one in every 13 adults, and there are more treatments and products available to deal with the issues than ever before.
Talk to Their Doctor
Many different medical conditions can lead to urinary incontinence. When the symptoms appear, see a doctor to determine the cause and possible treatments. Some doctors offer prescriptions that are helpful to many patients. Studies show that pelvic floor exercises can relieve symptoms of others. In rare cases, the doctor may recommend surgery. Usually, the only treatment needed is a change in dietary habits. Continue reading
Losing bladder control in public is an issue that happens occasionally to mature individuals. The old stigma of being thought of as a geezer or a crone is long gone. Nowadays, a lot of people have the occasional accident that no one will ever even know about. One of the biggest secrets of keeping your cool even when your bladder decides not to obey orders is to wear the right kind of incontinence underwear. Of course, planning ahead is also pretty useful. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to avoid getting stressed out over what is really a small issue. Continue reading
What is Urinary Incontinence?
In the simplest definition, incontinence signifies the bladder’s inability to store urine without leaking. People can have wetting accidents regardless of the amount of urine in the bladder.
How is Incontinence Diagnosed?
Incontinence is typically analyzed by urologists. In many cases, a urinalysis is given to ensure there’s no blood or abnormal cell growth. Such things can be indicative of infection.
Biofeedback (also called Urodynamics) can help determine the bladder’s strength and voiding control in men and women. Small tubes containing electrodes are placed into the urethra and water slowly enters the bladder. Measurements are monitored to determine severity.
Doctors might recommend a cystoscopy to examine the bladder internally. A cystoscope is a long tube with a lighted camera at the inserted end. Water may be inserted into the urethra so the doctor can have a clearer image of the ultrasound.