Category Archives: Lifestyle

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

Here’s a Plan to Manage Your Incontinence During the Holidays – Tackle the Tinkle!

holiday-incontinenceBetween attending numerous holiday parties and gatherings, not to mention taking time out to spend with friends and family, the holiday season has the tendency to be rather disruptive to one’s everyday routine. But the holidays have the potential to be even more disruptive and challenging to those who experience urinary incontinence.

However, just because you experience incontinence doesn’t mean you should be prevented from doing the things that you enjoy doing, whether it’s around the holidays, or any other time of year. But as the holidays are fast approaching, here’s a look at 5 tips to manage incontinence this holiday season.

 

 

 

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Link Between Smoking and Incontinence

smoking-and-incontinenceIt’s no secret that smoking is associated with a variety of health issues, such as an increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what many people don’t realize is that smoking impacts other areas of the body aside from the heart and lungs. Yes, smoking can also have an impact on your bladder, as it’s estimated that smokers are three times more likely to experience incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, than non-smokers.

Specifically, the most common type of incontinence experienced by smokers is stress incontinence. This article will take a closer look at the link between smoking and urinary incontinence. Continue reading

3 More Celebrities with Incontinence

question-mark-incontinenceIncontinence can happen to anyone, and many ordinary people can find it inspiring to learn how celebrities are owning and treating their incontinence. After all, one in three people can experience incontinence at some point in their lives. We have done a roundup of celebrities with incontinence before, and it was a very popular blog post. So we’re following up with another list of celebrities who have experienced or are still experiencing urinary incontinence. Since many men and women remain quiet about their bladder leakage from a combination of fear, shame, or lack of knowledge, these celebrities perform an important function by owning their incontinence in public, and proving that you don’t need to stay sidelined if you have bladder leakage. Continue reading