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
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