|It's not just a woman's issue.|
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.
Not to long ago, both men and women who had symptoms of incontinence had very little to choose from when it came to incontinence supplies. Most incontinence products were a one size fits all, unisex, oversized diaper which was developed from the same technology used to make baby diapers.
Today, there are many more choices when it comes to incontinence supplies. Incontinence products ranging from adult diapers to incontinence pads can make managing your incontinence much easier and more effective. The manufacturers of incontinence supplies also understand men and women have very different needs when it comes to incontinence supplies, That’s why today there are incontinence products developed specifically for both genders so anyone can get the right protection where they need it most.
Consumer confusion is rampant. 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.
That’s why The CareGiver Partnership has taken steps to help make choosing incontinence supplies easier. They offer an incontinence product sample service to help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs – risk free. They offer over 100 different samples-brands, styles, sizes, and absorbencies to choose from. The cost is only $3.49 for shipping. The brief video below explains how their Try Before You Buy sample service can help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs.
- Male incontinence pads can help with light incontinence or boost the effectiveness of another incontinence product. Today, there is no need for men to try and make incontinence pads for women work for them. There are several brands of male incontinence pads which are anatomically shaped for men. These pads can be used alone for men who are experiencing light incontinence symptoms or heavier incontinence pads can be used to boost the protection of an incontinence undergarment. Most incontinence pads come with an odor neutralizer to reduce the risk of odors and allow the skin to breathe comfortably.
- Incontinence guards protect men where they need it the most. Incontinence guards have a cup-like shape which is designed to fit a man's anatomy. The wide end helps give protection where men need it most. However, there is no need to worry about bulk since most incontinence guards have a thin, super absorbent design which will provide extra protection without extra bulk. Incontinence guards also have adhesive strips which will hold them securely in place for the highest degree of protection.
- Male adult diapers can provide the highest levels of absorbency and protection while still being discreet. There are many different styles of adult diapers for men. Makers of male incontinence products know some men want incontinence underwear they can wear under snug fitting clothes while they go through their day being as active as possible. To offer as many choices as possible there are male incontinence underwear in both boxer and brief styles. Most pull on and off like regular underwear. Some male adult diapers will come with a masculine waistband and have leg openings that will fit a man’s body more like regular underwear. Most male incontinence products also have odor neutralizers so the wearer can be assured of both discretion and comfort.
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About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.