Category Archives: Lifestyle

Manage Incontinence Symptoms, and Spend More Time with Your Loved Ones

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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

Ways to Keep Incontinence from Re-Occurring

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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

Mental Workouts to Keep Your Mind Sharp

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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

Diabetic Socks – Why You Need Them, and What Makes them Different

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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

Alcohol and Incontinence – How Drinking Can Affect Your Incontinence Symptoms

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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

Incontinence in Pets

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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

Diabetes and Incontinence: What You Need to Know

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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

Having the Conversation About Incontinence

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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

Full-on Incontinence Vs. Slight Bladder Leakage – Should You Be Concerned?

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When you think of incontinence, you generally think of those times where you are completely unable to hold our urine, and thoroughly wet yourself. Many people don’t necessarily think of a slight leakage when it comes to incontinence. The times when you have a suddenly urgency to urinate and can’t hold it is known as “urge incontinence.” But when you leak a little urine, it may be due to what is called “stress incontinence.” Continue reading