The medical term urinary incontinence refers to the circumstance an individual suffers when unable to control his/her bladder. Many people wear incontinence panties and incontinence briefs with special pads or disposable adult underwear to prevent embarrassment, should there be a mishap.
Urinary incontinence is not considered a disease; it is a symptom. While it is true that over time the muscles in the urethra and bladder become weaker, and the bladder decreases in size, this symptom is not normal at any age. There are several kinds of incontinence, including overactive bladder, stress incontinence, among others. Continue reading
Family members and caregivers often have the responsibility of delivering uncomfortable information to loved ones. Having a conversation about the need to wear incontinence panties or incontinence briefs is probably not something you’re looking forward to doing. The good news is that people who suffer from incontinence have access to items that can help them to maintain their dignity and quality of life. Incontinence supplies can also help caregivers in managing this issue more effectively. Not using incontinence products can not only result in embarrassing incidents, but also health issues like skin rashes and urinary tract infections. When it’s time, it’s important to talk to loved ones about the usefulness and efficacy of incontinence products. Continue reading
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
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
Stress Incontinence is just one type of incontinence that (mostly) women – both young and old – can experience. Stress incontinence is when one loses urine without cause during physical activity such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise. Continue reading
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
People with incontinence issues do have options when it comes to what kind of underwear they will wear. But what are the options and which makes more sense, both financially and from a comfort perspective? Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that around 13 million people (all ages and both men and women) are affected by urinary incontinence. The results of incontinence issues cause anything from activity restriction to a decrease in ones quality of life and self-esteem. The most common types are urge incontinence and stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence is also referred to as an overactive bladder. Urge incontinence makes you feel as if you have an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not get there in time, causing urine to leak. A few causes of overactive bladder include: damage to one’s bladder nerves, nervous system or muscles. There are some specific conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and stroke. These conditions can all affect nerves and bladder infections. Continue reading
Pregnancy is a time of joy and happiness. Unfortunately for some, however, it can also trigger incontinence – yikes! Incontinence can be brought on by so many different factors, including extra pressure to your bladder from the fetus, stress or something as simple as sneezing. To curb this, doctors are suggesting that women who exercise and strengthen their pelvic muscles are less likely to have problems with urinary leakage during their pregnancy.
Specifically, Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, including the muscles that help control urine. Not only will Kegel exercises help during pregnancy but it should also curb any incontinence problems that may occur after childbirth. Continue reading
According to Internal Medicine News, men under than the age of 55 who have served in the U.S. armed forces are almost three times more likely to report urinary incontinence than their nonmilitary peers. Their incontinence could be caused by anything from posttraumatic stress disorder to a physical injury they sustained while on duty. For example, brain injury is a major cause of incontinence. If you lose the ability to control the part of your brain which controls the urge to pass urine, the end result could be an overactive bladder. No matter the cause, however, the results can be somewhat embarrassing. Continue reading