It’s estimated that as many as 240,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, about 160,000 of which go on to have surgery to treat the condition. And while surgery is often effective – and accompanied by a five-year survival rate of 99 percent – no procedure, let alone prostate surgery, is without its side effects. Perhaps the most common long-term side effect from prostate surgery is incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control leading to the accidental leakage of urine. The condition can be mild, and include only a few occasional drops leaking, or it can be more severe, and include frequent accidents because the urge to urinate is too sudden and strong to resist. There are multiple different types of urinary incontinence, and knowing their symptoms and strategies for preventing and managing them can help you maintain freedom in your life.
Although regarded as a medical problem associated with old age, incontinence does affect people in their twenties. In addition to physically dealing with incontinence, young adults often carry feelings of shame and embarrassment due to bladder control issues. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding incontinence (as well as its reputation for happening only to elderly people) frequently prevents younger people from enjoying the active, social life they should be experiencing at what is the most exciting and adventurous time of their lives.
Incontinence can be a complex condition to deal with. There is a lot of misinformation and myth surrounding this disorder, and as your trusted resource for men and women’s incontinence, it’s our job at Wearever to dispel any false notions. Here we separate facts from myths about incontinence.
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When it comes to incontinence products, most people immediately think of adult diapers; however, disposable adult diapers are no longer the only option for people with incontinence issues. An affordable apparel solution is now available in the form of innovative and eco-friendly incontinence briefs and panties.
Incontinence briefs and panties offer the wearer a comfortable, stylish, high-quality and affordable solution that contributes greatly to everyday health and wellness. There’s a vast difference between adult diapers and incontinence briefs and panties, and those with incontinence, as well as their caregivers, are taking notice. Continue reading
Traveling with incontinence doesn’t have to be stressful or embarrassing while driving or flying. Suffering from a loss of bladder control should never come between you and seeing the world, and proper preparation for your trip can ensure a worry-free experience.
Consult with a Physician
Discuss both your travel plans and concerns regarding your incontinence with a physician as far in advance as possible. A doctor can offer sound advice pertaining to urinary incontinence issues and help you decide if prescription medication is right for you during your trip. Take this opportunity to have a thorough checkup and ensure you have enough refills of current medications to last through your travels. Continue reading
According to the National Association for Continence, nearly 33 percent of men and women ages 30-70 erroneously believe that incontinence is a natural part of aging; however, 100 percent of those asked certainly wanted to avoid it. Age can play a role in incontinence for both men and women, but it’s certainly not the only cause. Incontinence can be triggered at most any age, yet what sets it off can differ between the sexes. Continue reading
Incontinence can be an embarrassing, difficult condition to deal with, and contrary to mainstream beliefs, it is not exclusive to women. The National Association for Continence estimates that nearly 20 percent of bladder control sufferers are adult men, ages 30 and older. A third of surveyed adults believe that incontinence is simply a part of aging, but age is not necessarily a cause. If you are suffering from symptoms of a bladder control problem, you can reduce the occurrences by addressing the root cause. Continue reading
Although the name can be somewhat misleading, psychological stress is not a contributing factor to stress incontinence. Instead, the term “stress incontinence” refers to bladder leakage that occurs due to damage or weakness in the pelvic floor muscles and occurs when the muscles in that area are strained. This can happen due to childbirth, infections, obesity, or smoking. The most common symptom of stress incontinence is bladder leakage when you cough or sneeze. It can also occur during physical exertion, such as lifting heavy items, exercise, or any other physical activity. Continue reading