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
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
If you have urinary incontinence you might be dreading big social events like company holiday parties. However, many companies use these holiday events to share big news with employees, give awards, and introduce new people to the company. In other words – company holiday parties are generally events you don’t want to miss.