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Frequently Asked Questions Blog posts regarding Wearever Incontinence

Tips for a Healthy & Safe Exercise Program Despite Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect men and women of any age despite the public’s misperception that it’s a condition that primarily affects the elderly or the infirm. The term urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of some or all of the bladder’s contents in persons of either sex. According specialists, as many as 20 percent of adult women suffer from incontinence issues. The usual causes of female incontinence issues arise from childbirth or athletic injuries. Men frequently experience incontinence after surgery to the prostate gland. Continue reading

Alzheimer’s and Incontinence: How to Deal With an Affected Loved One

Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition characterized by memory loss and forgetfulness that gradually progresses over time until death. The disease has no cure and is most common in older, senior citizen-aged people. The onset of Alzheimer’s typically consists of unknowingly repeating questions or statements, short-term memory loss, confusion, and misplacing items. As the disease progresses, however, common symptoms are mood swings; forgetting names or people altogether and, in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, incontinence. Continue reading

My Loved One Has Incontinence but Hasn’t Confronted It, What Can I Do?

Incontinence can be an embarrassing experience for anyone who is affected by it, whether it is the person who has incontinence or a relative. It can be challenging for people to help their loved ones come to terms with the fact that they have incontinence, as it is an awkward topic to address and the person may be in denial. However, these tips should help lead your conversation. Continue reading

Advanced Kegel Exercises to Treat Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that affects about 25 million North Americans, and potentially millions more that are too embarrassed to seek treatment. There are various types of incontinence: stress incontinence, which is the leakage of urine when laughing, sneezing or coughing, to urge incontinence, which is the sudden onset of urination.

One exercise you can do to remedy incontinence issues, are to practice Kegel, or pelvic floor, exercises. These are especially helpful in treating stress and urge incontinence. Continue reading

Is it Possible to Re-Train your Bladder?

If you are living with bladder incontinence you might feel like it is an issue that you have to live with for the rest of your life. While you may always want to wear your Incontinence Panties or Incontinence Briefs for your own comfort and security, you might be interested in the concept of retraining your bladder. It is possible to retrain your bladder in order to increase the amount of time between using the bathroom to empty your bladder. Some people who battle with incontinence have found that retraining their bladder is helpful, but it is important to recognize that it is a lengthy process that is highly dependent on several individual factors. Continue reading

What Does It Mean When You Keep Urinating?

If you occasionally leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or have frequent sudden urges to urinate,then you likely suffer from urinary incontinence. While it can be an embarrassing problem, it’s not an uncommon one. According to U.S. health, about 30 million Americans are affected by urinary incontinence, making it a more common symptom than diabetes and asthma. Continue reading

Childhood Incontinence: Signs and Causes

According to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, more than 1,000 children are treated there each year for incontinence. There are many types of incontinence that children can experience caused by different reasons. Some of the more common reasons why children wet themselves uncontrollably could be due to their own psychological choices, whereas others experience uncontrollable bladder contractions that make them feel as if they have to go to the bathroom immediately. Some children do not fully empty their bladder when going to the bathroom, leaving urine behind to leak. Continue reading

Fecal Incontinence: What is it and how do I deal with it?

The only thing harder to establish in your day-to-day life than having to deal with urinary incontinence is fecal incontinence. It typically occurs more often in women if they have had several children. As they age, both men and women can experience the unintended passage of small amounts of stool. Eventually it can worsen and become severe enough that bowel movements can and pass without warning. Continue reading

5 Signs You Might Have Incontinence

If you think you might have an “overactive bladder” (OAB) you are not as alone as you might think – urinary incontinence affects 15-50% of American women today. How do you know if you are actually a victim of OAB or urinary incontinence? Continue reading