Taking Control Of Incontinence

You are not alone.  Here are helpful tips.
Incontinence is a problem that impacts millions of people worldwide and it can impact anyone at any age.  There are several  conditions that lead to incontinence like a urinary tract infection, weak bladder, weak pelvic muscles, enlarged prostate, diabetes, etc. Having regular checkups with your doctor will be able to help you understand your condition and to also work on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles and doing other things that may be able to reduce problems related to incontinence. Depending upon your situation your doctor may need to do more than an examination and they may order blood tests along with X-rays in order to get proper information about incontinence that you are dealing with.
To start managing incontinence properly it helps to understand what type of incontinence you have and to look into the treatment plans for it. To learn more about incontinence click here; http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence/. Here is additional information about the 4 main types of incontinence:
1.       Stress Incontinence – this type of incontinence is the most common as it can happen to anyone. When you sneeze, cough, or laugh you are placing additional pressure and strain on the bladder and this can cause it to end up allowing urine to escape before you want it to. Women that have give birth commonly experience stress incontinence and it is also quite common in women that are going through menopause.
2.       Urge Incontinence – this type of incontinence happens when your bladder has the sudden urge to urinate. You likely have no control over the bladder because it has muscle spasms and this is why you end up with urine leakage throughout the day.
3.       Overflow Incontinence – with this type of incontinence you may have a condition that requires additional medical treatment because you have something like an enlarged prostate.
4.       Fecal Incontinence – with this incontinence you will have damage to the anal sphincter or rectum and your body is unable to store the urine and feces that it should. It is quite common in elderly women.

Watch this video - how to choose the right incontinence product

So what can you do about incontinence? If you have it, you can easily treat it with adult diapers. These products help you to avoid the embarrassment that incontinence can cause and will allow you to find some relief from incontinence. How can you find the right type of incontinence products? It helps to use a product finder tool: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder/. This tool will allow you to find the exact right type of products that you know you will be able to appreciate and can actually use.

Not only do you want to use adult diapers to help you manage your condition you also need to make sure you are using wipes and other products that will be able to keep your body clean and prevent things from occurring like a urinary tract infection. Using wipes will cleanse the skin and can easily prevent problems from occurring as too much urine on the skin actually causes rashes and other concerns.

Try on several different products in order to find the product that will best suit your needs. Some people find that using adult diapers works well but others find that looking for other products like washable underwear suits their needs much better. It is a good idea to try on several different types of products in order to find the product that you do like the best and the product that will be able to provide you with relief and can keep you from getting a urinary tract infection. The washable products are also advisable as they will save you a lot of money and can make managing incontinence much easier.

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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.


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