Incontinence: America's Silent Epidemic

20 million people are incontinent.  You are not alone.
There are around 20 million people that are suffering from incontinence. This is a medical condition that is very difficult for many people to deal with but it also causes them to feel embarrassed and to even struggle with depression as well because of this condition. Fortunately there are incontinence products that you can use that help to make your life a little easier so you don’t have to suffer from depression that can come because of incontinence. As a caregiver dealing with urinary incontinence or fecal incontinence can be a stressful burden to you as well as to your loved one. It is hard to clean up after the messes that can be made but with the right type of incontinence products and supplies, you will easily be able to manage incontinence without the stress or the frustration that comes with it.

Males have different needs than females with incontinence supplies, which is why it is so important that you try out a number of products in order to find the right ones that suit your situation and form to your body in the right way.

In order to start understanding the treatments that you need to use, you have to talk to your doctor about your condition. They can help you to understand what type of incontinence you are suffering with and what you need to do in order to improve your condition. In some cases surgery may need to be used in order to improve your condition. For others, you can easily manage your condition with the right incontinence supplies along with using Kegel exercises to strengthen your body so you can have more control over your bladder.

Watch this video.  How to choose the right incontinence product.

For some people, incontinence can arise when you have too much stress on the bladder. You may have incontinence occur when you jump up and down or you may end up struggling with it when you laugh. It is important to use incontinence supplies that can help you out so you don’t need to be embarrassed. These supplies will capture any of the urine that leaks out of the body without your expecting it to leak out. You also have supplies that can help out with capturing the urine that can leak out of the body at night time as well. The right supplies will make it much easier for you to deal with your condition and will also make it easier for you to clean up after yourself.

As a caregiver, you need to be able to understand the type of incontinence that you are dealing with in your loved ones. To help you understand more about incontinence click on the following link: Here you can see your issues with the type of incontinence that you have. Some people could have short-term problems that arise from pregnancy or you might end up struggling with long-term problems with incontinence. Certain medical conditions may also lead to incontinence such as diabetes or even Parkinson’s disease.

Invest money into some incontinence supplies and figure out what you like. Some people like disposable incontinence supplies where others prefer to have incontinence supplies that need to be washed. This is actually a great way to save money and many people find that it is more comfortable to wear these supplies as they are made from cotton and other materials. What you also need to do is not only find incontinence supplies that fit better to your needs you also need to look into your other options that will help you out. Managing what you eat can have an impact on incontinence.

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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 to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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