According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, about 13 million Americans suffer from incontinence. Sadly, while there are plenty of viable treatment methods available for people with incontinence, only about one in every 12 people will actually seek medical attention for this condition. Instead, they make the mistake of trying to treat the symptoms of incontinence themselves, believing some (or all) of the following incontinence treatment myths. Continue reading
A 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
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
Between 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.
Despite being experienced by roughly 25 million Americans, incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, can be a difficult condition to live with. For starters, it can be difficult for people experiencing incontinence to talk to someone about their issues and get the necessary help – or treatment – that they need to manage or completely eliminate symptoms.
Often times, however, those experiencing incontinence don’t even need to seek medical attention – they just need to adjust their lifestyle to kick the symptoms completely. With that being said, here’s a look at some simple lifestyle remedies and techniques that you never knew could help with incontinence. News flash – they can! Continue reading
If we suffer from incontinence, we often think that it’s simply a fact of life because we’re growing older. Perhaps we’re too embarrassed to tell our doctor about it. The truth is that we need to see our doctor about our incontinence, because most incontinence is curable and avoidable, but some types of incontinence have underlying neurological causes that can have serious consequences if they aren’t addressed. Continue reading
If you’re having difficulty dealing with the symptoms of urinary incontinence, numerous treatment options are available that can help. If you would prefer to stay away from medications or surgery, there are a number of natural incontinence remedies available that can make it possible to control the symptoms of this condition. Here are a few for you to try:
If you’re suffering from incontinence, you’re likely to think of it as being inconvenient and embarrassing, but we also need to think in terms of our health. Having urine trapped against the skin can create many problems, including skin irritation and infection. This is why incontinence hygiene is important, whether you face incontinence, or whether you care for a loved one who is afflicted with incontinence. Continue reading
If you have urinary incontinence, you don’t have to resign yourself to suffering through it for the rest of your life. Instead, yoga can help you manage and improve your symptoms with its combination of pelvic floor-strengthening poses and its relaxation aspects. Try these yoga techniques to see if they help you:
Similar to Kegel exercises, many yoga poses help you gain strength in your pelvic floor muscles, which can help incontinence symptoms. A Yoga Journal article explains that yoga can actually strengthen more muscles within the pelvic floor than Kegel exercises can. Also, the article notes that relaxing the pelvic floor is necessary along with strengthening it, and yoga poses can provide both components.
Try these yoga exercises to strengthen and relax the pelvic floor muscles: Continue reading
Urinary incontinence can happen to men or women at any time, and there are many everyday habits than can make this already unpleasant experience worse. By knowing what incontinence symptoms might be affecting your bladder, you can make positive lifestyle changes to help. Together with incontinence underwear or incontinence panties, the tips here can aid you in living a healthy and active life.