Ways to effectively manage incontinence
Learn the basics of incontinence along with the different types and symptoms of each type.
First, the product you’re using might be the wrong size. Some customers assume that a larger product is going to have a higher absorbency, but larger products can leave gaps at the waist and leg fitting holes, leading to leaks. A product that fits ju
Absorbent polymers are small absorbent beads inside the cores of most incontinent products that soak up the liquid. Most absorbent polymers neutralize the “smell”, giving those with incontinence an added layer of discretion and protection. Typically,
Urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, can range from occasional leaks when you exercise, sneeze, cough, or laugh, to urges that are so strong you are unable to make it to a bathroom in time.
Incontinence products can vary by company, brand, or website, and it can be sometimes difficult to navigate all the differences and find the right product. When researching, you should focus on four incontinence supplies that go by different names: T
When you urinate, the muscles in your bladder contract and move your urine into the urethra, while the muscles around the urethra relax to allow urine to exit the body. Urinary incontinence typically occurs when these muscles relax without warning.
The four basic types of incontinence are stress incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, and overflow incontinence.
Stress incontinence refers to physical stress on the bladder or abdomen that forces urine to escape the body. It frequently results from weak pelvic floor muscles but can also be the result of a deficient urethral sphincter due to pregnancy, childbir
Urge incontinence—often referred to as overactive bladder—occurs when spontaneous contractions release urine and result in a persistent, strong urge to urinate. Urge incontinence can result from stimulants (caffeine, alcohol, and soda), medications,
Mixed incontinence is a combination of the traits associated with stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Most women with incontinence experience mixed incontinence.
Overflow incontinence occurs when a person is unable to completely empty their bladder, leading to accidental unexpected leaks.
Bowel incontinence, or fecal incontinence, refers to involuntary bowel voids.
Frequent visits to the bathroom, usually after meals. By having a bowel movement at the same time each day, it’s possible to prevent involuntary voids.
Fruits and vegetables that are high in fiber minimize constipation by softening the stool. Fiber can also prevent diarrhea by absorbing water, making the stool bulkier.
Because female incontinence is so common, there’s a wide range of women's incontinence products designed to provide peace of mind. Women’s products tend to place additional emphasis on discretion, fit, and general appearance, so the wearer can find a
Urinary tract infections irritate the bladder lining and make urinary incontinence more likely. More than 10% of women aged 65+ and 30% of women over the age of 85 are affected by UTIs.
Post-menopausal women are more likely to experience loss of function of the lower urinary tract due to issues with their estrogen levels. Women who took HRT post-menopause are found to be between two and three times more at risk of urinary incontinen
In elderly men, prostatitis (prostate inflammation) can cause urethral pain and urinary frequency. Around two million healthcare appointments in the U.S. are booked each year due to prostatitis.
50% of people aged 65+ report bladder or bowel incontinence.