Fecal Incontinence - 3 Tips to Manage the Condition

The problem of fecal incontinence can lead many people to drastically change the normal activities of their life. Many people who begin experiencing fecal incontinence are suddenly afraid to go anywhere in public due to the fear of having an accident. They begin limiting their life to a very narrow scope.  This is highly unfortunate since there are many strategies for helping to manage this problem. Here are 3 tips for helping to manage fecal incontinence-

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  1. Have the right incontinence product-Many people are so overwhelmed when they begin to experience this problem that they grab at the first incontinence product that they come across. This is never a good idea. Today, there are more choices then ever before in the type of incontinence product that you can use to manage fecal incontinence. Online sites that offer adult incontinence products offer a wide range of incontinence supplies that range from adult diapers to incontinence underwear that can be worn with or without incontinence pads. One of the best incontinence pads can be found as part of the Abena adult diaper line. You can view this product at http://caregiverpartnership.com/product/abena-abri-san-special-pad-for-fecal-urinary-incontinence/746/
  2. It is important to consider your own needs in an incontinence product and that of your gender since there are incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women. For help and guidance in selecting incontinence products please click on http://caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder'
  3. Seek out medical help-Fecal incontinence is never normal and is certainly not a normal part of aging. However, many people resign themselves to managing the problem and feel that there can’t be a treatment. This is wrong. Most fecal incontinence is caused by an underlying medical condition and only with in-depth medical evaluation can the doctor determine the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment. There are many different types of treatment that can be prescribed based on the medical reason for the fecal incontinence. If your doctor dismisses your symptoms or does not know how to treat them it is important to seek out another medical opinion. Most cases of fecal incontinence can at least be reduced with many being successfully treated.

    Find support-This type of problem can be emotionally debilitating and physically demanding. Many people with fecal incontinence fell that their life constantly centers on this problem. Finding a support group that has people who have successfully dealt with or are dealing with this problem can offer you lots of help, information and support. Your support group can offer suggestions as to what to pack for an emergency kit when you leave home, how to travel and manage your fecal incontinence, and many other issues that you will have to face. They can offer medical resources and practical tips that you may not be able to find elsewhere. Most importantly they can offer the kind of emotional support that can be hard to find. Many people with incontinence feel isolated and alone since they feel they cannot discuss such an intimate and personal problem. Your support group will allow you do that. If you are unable to attend a support group today there are many different types of support groups that are online. They can provide the same type of information and support.

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    While managing and dealing with fecal incontinence is not easy it can be done. By seeking out medical help and support you can find ways to better deal with your condition. Finally, by having the right incontinence product on hand you can continue on with the daily activities that mean the most to you. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence.

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