At-home Remedies to Find Relief From Incontinence

at-home remedies to provide you
relief from embarrassment
Elderly incontinence problems often occur due to aging and muscular problems. Stress can also cause incontinence problems. There are some remedies for incontinence that can help you out so you don’t have to face the embarrassment of dealing with incontinence problems.
Here are some at-home remedies for incontinence that will provide you with relief from embarrassment:
  • Incontinence products like adult diapers. Use the incontinence product finder tool to select an adult diaper brand and size that is right for your gender and incontinence problems. 
  • Lose weight. If you have excess weight (a BMI over 25) on your body, you may have troubles with incontinence. This is because the extra weight will press on your bladder and cause more stress and tension on the muscles. As our bodies age, they are unable to hold in the urine as the muscles are unable to remain in a flexed position for as many hours as they used to. Losing about 5-10 percent of your total body weight may help with your incontinence problems as it will reduce the stress on your muscles.
  • Increase your fiber intake. Are you getting enough fiber in your diet? If you aren’t eating enough fiber, it may lead to incontinence problems because you will have constipation problems. When you do not have constipation problems, urine will be able to flow freely through your bowels and you will not have as much pressure and pain on your pelvis.
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How to choose the right incontinence product 
  • Drink plenty of water. When you increase your water intake, it will allow you to pass urine more frequently, but it will help you with your stools. Talk to your doctor to find out how much water you should drink, but be careful about drinking too much water as this will cause you to urinate more frequently. You may need to wear adult diapers like those found here.  The Depends line has one of the highest reputations out there for adult diapers.
     
  • Remove caffeine from your diet. Certain substances like caffeine will cause you to urinate more frequently. Caffeine is unhealthy for your body, especially as you age as it can cause you to stay up late and this will throw off your daily routine and schedule. Switch to de-caffeinated coffee if you still desire the taste of coffee but you don’t want to deal with the caffeine.
  • Quit smoking. Another way you can control incontinence problems is to quit smoking. Smoking can aggravate incontinence issues as your blood flow is limited and your organs are unable to function properly.
  • Keep incontinence supplies with you at all times. Consider leaving some adult diapers in your car and a change of clothes in case you do have an accident if you are out and about. Here are a few supplies from the TENA line that you can purchase. 
  • Go to the bathroom often. Keeping your bladder empty will allow you to feel more comfortable when you are out and about as your bladder will not be required to hold as much liquid for long durations of time. If you are going to a few of the same places, make sure you know where the restrooms are so you can easily find them if you need them in a hurry.
  • Keep your skin dry. When you suffer from incontinence problems, it is common to have dry skin and irritation problems around your genitals and legs. Use some lotion that will be able to help you with your dryness and rash problems. 
  • Ask for support and help from your loved ones. Whether you are facing incontinence problems on your own or you are caring for parents or others that are facing incontinence problems, you can offer your love and support. You don’t want to embarrass them so be sure to offer your help by keeping some adult diapers in your home that you can offer them when they come by or when you visit them.

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1 comments:

Kristen :) said...

More information on incontinence, symptoms, therapies and treatments can be found at http://www.nafc.org. The National Association for Continence is the world’s largest and most prolific consumer advocacy organization dedicated to public education and awareness about bladder and bowel control problems, voiding dysfunction including retention, nocturia and bedwetting, and pelvic floor disorders such as prolapse.

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