Incontinence Products for Men


It's not just a woman's issue.
When people think of incontinence they automatically assume this is only an issue for women. While the majority of people with incontinence are female it is estimated nearly 5 million men in the United States are dealing with some form of incontinence. 

Causes of male incontinence. The causes for this can vary widely. Studies indicate the number one cause of male incontinence is prostate problems. This can be a result of an enlarged prostate or prostate cancer. Many men experience incontinence after the surgical removal of the prostate to treat cancer. Other causes of male incontinence can include: head injury, spinal cord injury, neurological diseases, tumors (both cancerous and benign), infections, alcohol, medications and emotional illnesses. It is important to note while aging makes it more likely to experience incontinence it usually is not the sole reason for having symptoms of incontinence.

Sexual Desire, the Sexes and the FDA

Flibanserin, "the little pink pill" 
Guest post by Elaine M. Decker, social artist and columnist

I’ve recently begun watching PBS's To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe on Sundays after the political talk shows. Erbe often has provocative topics and interesting female guests. One episode that caught my attention highlighted an example of sexual discrimination at the FDA.
The panel discussed a new drug, Flibanserin, seeking FDA approval. It’s designed to treat female sexual desire dysfunction, or Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder as the medical community labels it.

Do not confuse this problem with Hyperactive SDD, aka nymphomania, for which the male-dominated pharmaceutical companies appear to have no inclination to research corrective medication. Hypoactive SDD (or simply HSDD from here forward) is commonly experienced by women of a certain age, especially those who are menopausal, but there are other causes as well. Let’s face it. Menopausal women have nothing on female caregivers when it comes to a reason to lose your sex drive.

Easy Tips for Moving and Improving at Any Age

by Dianna Malkowski, Physician Assistant and Registered Dietitian

In recognition of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 27, here are a few easy ways to move and improve at any age and ability.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is May 27, and this year’s theme is “If You Keep Moving ... You’ll Keep Improving!” The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit, and there are simple ways anyone can move and improve at any age.

Exercise helps relieve stress, strengthens muscles, and even helps manage high blood pressure, diabetes and other conditions. And staying active is just as important for caregivers. With the challenging roles they fill, staying happy and healthy makes them better caregivers. A regular exercise program is more effective when seniors and caregivers also follow healthy eating habits, stay hydrated, get plenty of sleep, and find ways to manage stress.

Making Your Home Wheelchair/Walker/Scooter Friendly


Helpful tips to make your home wheelchair accessible.
In this post, you’ll learn how each area of the home should be modified to accommodate a wheelchair.

This helpful graphic brings to life those areas that may need attention. This is courtesy of KD Smart Chair, manufacturer of lightweight folding power wheelchairs.

Apple's New Homekit and Watch Can Help You Care for Your Loved One

Are we moving closer to having a StarTrek Tricoder? 
Guest Post by Beth Kelly

Old age brings with it a variety of health concerns and difficulties, such as the necessity to frequently take prescription meds and reduced personal mobility. Many of the elderly must rely upon family members or other caregivers to help them with their daily lives — especially caregivers who work full-time. 

This situation may significantly change in the coming years because of developments that are taking place in health care apps and the “Internet of Things.” New hardware and software solutions are poised to make it easier for seniors to monitor and attend to their own health, reducing the amount of involvement needed from a loved one. No one wants to feel dependent. Its all about maintaining ones dignity.

Sample Prevail Incontinence Products- Try Before You Buy

3 reasons why Prevail might be the right choice
for your incontinence needs
You can prevail

Many people report feelings of helplessness when they are first diagnosed with incontinence. They feel overwhelmed by the number of decisions they need to make as well as the effort it takes to manage their symptoms on a day to day basis. This often leads to individuals giving up the things they love most like working, socializing and even traveling. The good news is this is no longer necessary. Today, there are more options than ever before when it comes to managing your incontinence symptoms. Today there are a wide variety of choices in incontinence products to help you to manage your symptoms and be able to keep on doing the things you love.

However, with all the choices comes confusion and consumers are very confused about which incontinence products will work best for them or a loved one. In a recent study, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise brands, discovered those buying incontinence products for the first time, waste $130 on average in trial and error mode. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened. This means consumers are often stuck with an incontinence product that doesn’t provide them with the highest levels of protection against leakage and accidents.

Samples of SureCare Protective Underwear to Try Before You Buy

SureCare can help you effectively manage the incontinence
of a loved one in your care. 
I was helping Mom the best I could...

When my mother became ill and I became her caregiver, I was unaware of what I really needed for her. When it was evident she could no longer live alone I moved in to help. While her illness was manageable the incontinence symptoms that were brought on by it were not. I wasn’t sure what to do but I needed something which was easy for her to wear and easy for me to change, as well as underpads which could help protect her bed and chair.
I searched my local stores and couldn’t find the answer and there seemed to be no one who worked there who could provide me with the guidance I needed.

It can be overwhelming to find the right incontinence product to meet your needs or for that of an elderly family member in your care. Consumers are very confused about which incontinence products will work best for them or a loved one. In a recent study, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise brands, discovered those buying incontinence products for the first time, waste $130 on average in trial and error mode. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened. This means consumers are often stuck with an incontinence product that doesn’t provide them with the highest levels of protection against leakage and accidents.