Incontinence products are just like shrimp. There’s pull-on underwear for men, for women, for either; there’s boxers for men, adjustable underwear, briefs (adult diapers), pads for women, liners, guards for men, shields for men, underpads, undergarments, booster pads, swim pants, washable products, shaped pads, and soon bladder control inserts.
Many men assume they will be forced to use an incontinence product which is made for women. However, the good news is the makers of incontinence supplies understand men and women have very different needs when it comes to incontinence products. To meet these needs there are now incontinence supplies made specifically for men.
You may be surprised to learn nearly 25 million Americans have some form of incontinence. While you may assume this is only an issue the elderly, ill, and bedridden have to deal with, many people are astounded to learn the majority of people with incontinence are active, healthy and still on the go.
During the holidays or any time of year, it’s difficult facing the reality that an elderly parent needs more help at home. Whether the need is for better nutrition, better ways to communicate in an emergency, help with medication management or in-home, nonmedical care, there are several resources worth checking into.
If you suffer from incontinence you need to consider using Prevail diapers. If you suffer from it, you should not be ashamed. In fact, many people suffer from incontinence as they age in life. Sometimes, a young person will suffer from incontinence and need to be given an agent to help them prevail in the struggle against their inability to control their bodily functions.
For men and women managing incontinence, summertime can seem stressful. Between lightweight, skin-baring clothing and an abundance of outdoor activities and events, many worry about little bladder leaks and reaching a bathroom in time.
By Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant & Nutritionist
- Eat a healthy diet of vegetables, fruits, fish and lean meats.
- Cut out unhealthy fats, sugars and salt.
- Participate in an exercise program based on your level of mobility.
- Reduce stress and quit unhealthy habits like smoking.
Sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, sedatives and hypnotics—or even alcohol—can cause confusion and an inability to know when it’s time to void the bladder. Other medications to watch out for include narcotics, antihistamines, antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs, which can contribute to immobility.
Dianna Malkowski is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant and Mayo Clinic-trained nutritionist specializing in diabetes, cancer, wound healing, therapeutic diets and nutrition support. She serves on the board of professional advisors for The CareGiver Partnership and enjoys working with patients and caregivers alike. Ask Dianna a question, or for one-on-one help with incontinence products, call 1-800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 CDT.
When my Mom was first diagnosed with incontinence, I was overwhelmed by the number of choices when it came to choosing incontinence supplies. There seemed to be so many incontinence products and I felt very unsure as to how to choose what was right for her needs.
Julie was a very confident woman with an important and fast paced career. She had always taken on her life with confidence and determination. However, when she began to experience incontinence symptoms, she felt her confidence slipping away as she worried about leakage and accidents at work and other places outside of her home.
Finding the right type of incontinence supplies to use to help manage your incontinence takes some research and some determining of what your own personal needs are when it comes to managing your incontinence.
The elderly are especially susceptible to trauma in the winter months, and it’s important to be aware of the risks. Now is the time to take extra precautions against slips and falls, hypothermia and the flu.
If untreated, malnutrition can lead to various health problems such as fatigue, depression, weakened immune system, anemia, poor skin integrity, and digestive, heart and lung problems. In addition, we know falls and fear of falling are responsible for up to 40 percent of nursing home admissions, and malnutrition can lead to muscle weakness, which in turn can lead to falls and fractures.
A loved one that is suffering from incontinence can make a stressful situation into a very frustrating one. Purchasing quality incontinence products is the best way to help you and your loved one to avoid the stress that comes with incontinence.
Many people find that they are able to manage their incontinence during the day but nighttime adds some additional challenges. However, the good news is that there are tips that can help you with this.
While having incontinence is far more common that most believe, it does not mean that it doesn’t impact daily life. 40% of men and women find that their social and work life is negatively impacted by their incontinence, and that it is increasingly difficult to stay active. The following is a review at some of the best adult diapers for active people who have incontinence.
No one wants to experience incontinence accidents, or clean them up. It is simply not pleasant, but when they occur, it is nice to know how to clean up and eliminate odor as quickly and easily as possible.
Six million seniors are malnourished in the U.S. Medical problems, insufficient hot meals, poor dental health, no appetite, poor mobility, etc. often lead to seniors not eating, or not eating a healthy diet, and suffering health consequences as a result.
It is important to understand as a caregiver that you will have good and bad days. There will be days when you feel great about what you are doing, and days when you feel anger and resentment. It is normal and it is okay to have these feelings.
Varicose veins form when the veins usually of the legs and the valves in the veins can no longer keep up with the demand to pump blood back to the heart.
With all the incontinence supplies on the market, how can you find one that will work right for you? The best way to find urinary incontinence products that you like is to try out a few samples.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disorder that affects behavior, cognition and movement. LBD is an umbrella term for two closely related clinical diagnoses: Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).
Prostrate problems are a common occurrence among older men. For seniors who must have prostrate surgery, there can be serious after effects. The two most common side effects are incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
There are a number of products, medications, and treatment options available to help treat incontinence as well as manage the symptoms, but what about pumpkin seeds? Could pumpkin seeds be the answer to bladder control?
Odor has always been something women (and men) have been concerned about. Controlling odor is a benefit consumers have asked for over the years - sometimes even more so than protection from leaks, skin dryness and other benefits.