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 can affect men and women of any age despite the public’s misperception that it’s a condition that primarily affects the elderly or the infirm. The term urinary incontinence refers to the involuntary loss of some or all of the bladder’s contents in persons of either sex. According specialists, as many as 20 percent of adult women suffer from incontinence issues. The usual causes of female incontinence issues arise from childbirth or athletic injuries. Men frequently experience incontinence after surgery to the prostate gland. Continue reading
Alzheimer’s Disease is a condition characterized by memory loss and forgetfulness that gradually progresses over time until death. The disease has no cure and is most common in older, senior citizen-aged people. The onset of Alzheimer’s typically consists of unknowingly repeating questions or statements, short-term memory loss, confusion, and misplacing items. As the disease progresses, however, common symptoms are mood swings; forgetting names or people altogether and, in the later stages of Alzheimer’s, incontinence. Continue reading
Incontinence can be an embarrassing experience for anyone who is affected by it, whether it is the person who has incontinence or a relative. It can be challenging for people to help their loved ones come to terms with the fact that they have incontinence, as it is an awkward topic to address and the person may be in denial. However, these tips should help lead your conversation. 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
When you are struggling with bladder control one of the last places you likely want to be seen is at the gym. Once you start jumping around in that Zumba or aerobics class you will start noticing increased leaks. In your goal to improve your overall health while learning to manage your bladder control issues, what can you do?
The answer may be found in a swimming pool. Continue reading
If you are living with bladder incontinence you might feel like it is an issue that you have to live with for the rest of your life. While you may always want to wear your Incontinence Panties or Incontinence Briefs for your own comfort and security, you might be interested in the concept of retraining your bladder. It is possible to retrain your bladder in order to increase the amount of time between using the bathroom to empty your bladder. Some people who battle with incontinence have found that retraining their bladder is helpful, but it is important to recognize that it is a lengthy process that is highly dependent on several individual factors. 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
Many people with incontinence will try anything, even dietary changes, to get rid of their embarrassing urinary issues. One should know that there is no exact cure, dietary or otherwise, for incontinence. However, there are some dietary changes you can make to increase your control to a degree. According to The CareGiver Partnership there are many foods that you can remove from your diet to help eliminate bladder leakage, although none of them are proven or backed by science. Continue reading