|Urinary incontinence is not the end of the world|
Urinary incontinence is not the end of the world. Steps can be taken to control it, and going to a doctor to get it diagnosed can help get it fixed as well, which could make the urinary incontinence products obsolete. People who have experienced urinary incontinence have been able to control, and even reverse, the effects with diet and exercise. Daily exercise will improve incontinence as it can strengthen your muscles, specifically the pelvic floor muscles, and reduces the amount of pressure on your bladder.
Your doctor will be able to help you understand the type of incontinence that you are suffering from. This will make it easier for you to select the right products for your situation. To help narrow down your list of urinary incontinence products, here is a simple checklist to use:
- How much urine loss are you experiencing each day? Maintain a record of how much urine loss you are dealing with as it will help you to select the right level of absorbency. This will also help you in selecting the right product.
- Do you want to purchase a product that you can dispose of or would you prefer washable products? The washable incontinence supplies save you money over the long-run but they do require more maintenance on your end as you need to wash them as soon as possible to prevent bacteria from growing in your bathroom.
- Does the product fit snugly to your body? It is always smart to purchase a product that allows plenty of air flow to come to your genitals to reduce odors but also to reduce irritation. It is important to try out the pads and the diapers to see which fits the best and which properly captures the urine. Never purchase products that pinch the skin or feel uncomfortable. These products will irritate the skin and they can make you feel self-conscious about them.
- Do you want to try using the catheters? They require more involvement but they are nice for many people that do not want to deal with adult diapers. Men often prefer them as they are easy to insert and you just change out the bag once it becomes filled with urine. It is important that you do cleanse the tube well in order to prevent a urinary tract infection from occurring.
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