Incontinence: How to Deal With It?

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Incontinence or Urinary Incontinence means loss of bladder control. In this case, people cannot control urination. This condition ranges from occasional leakage to chronic symptoms. People with this condition urinate even when they are laughing, sneezing, or coughing.

Deal With Incontinence

Deal With Incontinence

Severe stages have no control over their bladder. Many self-medicate by doing pelvic exercises, avoiding fluids, and absorbing garments, which may have consequences. As soon as one figures out the symptoms, it is better to visit a Urologist and explain their condition to get treated accordingly. Statistics have proven that this condition is prevalent in women of age 50 than in men.

Urinary Incontinence is common in countries like France, UK, Germany, Sweden. As it is a very embarrassing situation for people with this inability, many organizations have launched incontinence products, and it’s available worldwide. Some of those products are disposable bed pads, underwear, waterproof bed cover, absorbent bed, washable period underwear, etc. 

Causes

Incontinence happens due to weak bladder muscles. It can also be symptoms of other health conditions like aging, kidney stone, enlarged prostate ( in men), damage to pelvic muscles, or cancer. This is more common in women because of the childbirth and the menopause phase they undergo. This also occurs because of the aging process and loosening of muscles in the pelvic region. This state is curable; if not appropriately treated or physical hygiene is not maintained; it may lead to severe conditions.

Types

  • Stress: Losing control and leaking while laughing, sneezing or coughing.
  • Urge: one can’t control their bladder once they get the urge to pee.
  • Overflow: It is also called ‘dribbling’, or leaking urine if one fails to empty their bladders when they urinate.

Incontinence Products

This condition is mostly temporary, but severe infections may lead to chronic illnesses. One should follow medications as prescribed and maintain a healthy and hygienic lifestyle to prevent any further complications.

Many incontinence products have been launched in the market for people to have a healthier living. There is a wide range of products under two different categories, namely Disposable and Washable products.

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Disposable

  • Pants and Nappies: This can be used daily and comes in different sizes, respectively. It’s safe and has no side effects.
  • Pads and Inserts: This product is available for both men and women. It is convenient and needs changing after 3 – 4 hours.
  • Disposable Bed Pads: These consist of multi-layered sheets that give high absorbency. Disposable bed mats are also available.

Washable

  • Light Underwear: These underwear are attached with incontinence washable pads to prevent leakage.
  • Period Underwear: These are period proof and a period pad is attached to them.
  • Heavy Pants: These pants are for older people with incontinence; it has high absorbing levels.
  • Bed Protection: There are waterproof bed mats, bed covers, quilt, pillow protectors, and bed protectors. It prevents your bed from spoiling.
  • Swimmers: There are collections for Men, women, and even for kids.
  • Bodysuits and Onesies: These are only for kids and adults.

Incontinence products are cost-efficient and have no side effects like rashes, irritation, burning sensation, etc. and are slim and comforting, and they control odour. They are even available online and shipped to various countries. The most purchased products are disposable bed pads and washable underwear.

With these aids, you can have a healthy lifestyle with a better version of yourself.