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Breaking the Stigma: Coping with Incontinence and Embracing Your True Self

"Breaking the Stigma: Coping with Incontinence and Embracing Your True Self"

Incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, can be a difficult and embarrassing condition to deal with. It affects millions of people of all ages, but is more common in older adults and those with certain medical conditions. The embarrassment and shame associated with incontinence can make it difficult for individuals to seek help and cope with the condition.

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Dangers of Poor Incontinence Care

Dangers of poor incontinence care

Poor incontinence care can lead to a number of serious health hazards. Incontinence is a common condition that affects people of all ages, and it can have a significant impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and social well-being. However, when incontinence is not properly managed, it can lead to a number of dangerous complications.

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5 Early Warning Signs of Incontinence

5 Early Warning Signs of Incontinence

Incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, is a common condition that affects people of all ages. While it is more prevalent in older adults, it can also occur in younger individuals due to a variety of factors. Recognizing the early warning signs of incontinence can help people take steps to manage their condition and prevent it from becoming worse.

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5 Ways To Avoid Adult Diaper Rash

Adult Diaper Rash

Adult diaper rash is a common issue for those who use adult diapers to manage incontinence. The constant exposure to moisture, along with friction and rubbing, can cause irritation and inflammation of the skin. Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid adult diaper rash and keep the skin healthy.

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Top 5 Caring Tips for Senior Incontinence

Senior Incontinence

Caring for a senior with incontinence can be a challenging task, but with the right approach and support, it is possible to provide them with the care and assistance they need.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Kegels

9 Things You Didnt Know About Kegels

Kegel exercises are a popular method for managing incontinence, but there are many things that people may not know about these exercises. Here are 9 things you didn’t know about Kegels for incontinence:

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Choosing Wisely: Adult Diapers vs Pads

Adult Diapers vs Pads

When it comes to managing incontinence, adult diapers and pads are two of the most commonly used products. Both have their own set of pros and cons, and the right choice will depend on the individual’s needs and preferences.

Adult diapers, also known as adult briefs, are worn like regular underwear and provide more coverage and protection than pads. They are designed to fit snugly around the waist and legs, and are generally more absorbent than pads. This makes them a good option for those with moderate to heavy incontinence, as they can hold a larger amount of urine and provide more protection against leakage. They also provide more odor control than pads.

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OTC Bladder Support Products Revolutionizing Stress Incontinence Treatment

Poise Impressa

Women suffering from the embarrassment and frustration of stress incontinence (SI) can take comfort knowing there’s a new option available on the market. In an effort to bridge the gap between light incontinence products (pads, undergarments, etc.) and more invasive inter-vaginal devices and surgeries, the Poise brand has released it’s line of Impressa bladder supports. The Impressa is a non-absorbent device that is inserted like a tampon. Upon expansion, the support puts pressure on the urethra to prevent SI leaks before they start.

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Incontinence Linked to Type 1 Diabetes in Women

Incontinence Diabetes Women

A recent study from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor has concluded that a higher incidence of urinary incontinence is connected with poor glycemic control in women with type 1 diabetes. During the 17-year study, with follow-ups at years ten and 17, participants that reported involuntary urine leakage at least once a week were found to have higher and insufficiently managed blood sugar levels.

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Diagnosing Urine Leakage Problems

It’s hard to believe that although 25 million Americans are reported to suffer from urinary incontinence, that number is likely much, much higher in reality. This is because there are so many people who simply do not seek treatment. For example, 80% of women with overactive bladder have not spoken with a professional about it. If you are at the point where it is time to see a doctor about your urinary incontinence, here is a little rundown of what you can expect.

These tests will help to find out the nature of your incontinence and what treatments may be right for you.
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