Dysfunction of urination has long been known to cause problems associated with diabetes due to obesity. Diabetes is often related to incontinence because of the increased weight placed on the muscles of the pelvic floor in overweight people. These dysfunctions are more commonly seen in women dealing with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is also said to affect nerve functions, which can lead to a decreased bladder sensation. They will have little to no warning before feeling the urge to urinate which can lead to episodes of incontinence.
One of the biggest problems people with incontinence and diabetes experience is the need to quench their thirst. A diabetic’s increased blood sugar levels can cause irritation of the bladder, which can lead to urinary incontinence. It is said that up to 85% of diabetics with numbness in their hands and/or feet will have diminished bladder sensation, according to the American Diabetes Association. Continue reading
Being a teenager is hard enough. Is my style cool enough? Do people like me? Will this be good enough for my peers/teachers/parents, etc.?
Teens ask themselves a million questions, but one of the heaviest and most fundamental is often based in their level of self worth and resulting confidence. As a parent, it is so important to be there for your child to help them navigate these tricky waters. Continue reading
Urinary leakage can be triggered in women by simple activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, and even exercise. This is generally a result of stress incontinence, which is a common symptom in women post-child birth as well as during menopause. Leakage can often occur because there are increased forms of pressure on the pelvic and abdominal muscles. Continue reading
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
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
While adult incontinence is most common in women, it’s estimated that 3.4 million adult males in the US are to be living with it. Despite what many guys believe, urinary incontinence doesn’t simply mean they’re getting older and is a very treatable manageable condition. Continue reading
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
UPDATED November 18, 2013
Urinary Incontinence is the term used when an individual is unable to control one’s bladder. However, urinary incontinence can occur in several forms. There are three primary types of urinary incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Below we discuss each type of incontinence in detail.
Stress Incontinence: Stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence experienced by women. It is caused by weakened pelvic muscles, which are unable to properly hold in urine. Pelvic weakness can be caused by a variety of different occurrences including: childbirth, pelvic surgery, injury to the urethra, and certain medications. Stress incontinence is also a common side effect experienced by women during menopause. Certain actions such as sneezing, exercising, laughing, or coughing can put pressure on the walls of the bladder, ultimately causing it to leak. As many women get older, pelvic muscles naturally weaken, enhancing the probability of stress incontinence. Incontinence panties are a stylish and comfortable solution for women coping with stress incontinence. Continue reading
Accidental urinary leakage often happens to many individuals as they age. The development of this adult incontinence is not a result of drinking too much during the day, forgetting to go to the bathroom before bed, or by any wrong-doing of the individual. Instead, it is often a chronic symptom of an underlying medical condition.
While it might feel as if you are alone in suffering this nighttime condition, the truth is two percent of adults under the age of 45 suffer from it, and a total of 77 percent of adults over the age of 60 develop accidental nighttime urinary leakage. The following will take a closer look at nocturnal enuresis, or nighttime incontinence, and help you realize that you are not suffering this condition alone. 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