Managing incontinence can be an overwhelming task. However, the good news is that there is a wide variety of incontinence products to help you do just that. Today, there are more choices then ever for people who are looking for ways to manage their incontinence. There are many online sites that offer a wide variety of adult incontinence products. These incontinence supplies range from incontinence underwear that can be worn with or without incontinence pads, to adult diapers that offer protection for moderate to heavy incontinence. In addition, to selling incontinence undergarments these sites also offer incontinence products for children, cleaning supplies, wipes, incontinence bed pads, and many other needed items. It is important to remember that there are incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women so it is crucial to choose the incontinence product that will meet the needs of your gender. Best of all most incontinence products can be worn with a high degree of comfort and discretion. 

Once you have the right incontinence product on hand you should take the time to educate yourself about the problem of incontinence. By knowing what you are dealing with it can help you to seek out the appropriate treatment and solution. The first thing to know is that incontinence can affect people of all ages from childhood all the way up to the elderly. Many people believe that incontinence is only a problem for the very old, ill, and bedridden. This is not true. There are many people who are dealing with incontinence while still maintaining full and active lives.

It is also important to know that incontinence does affect both genders however; women are in the majority of incontinence sufferers. The reason for this seems to stem from two different events in a woman’s life. These events are-
  • Pregnancy and childbirth-The stress of the pregnancy and the trauma of childbirth can damage and weaken the pelvic floor muscles which are crucial to maintaining both urinary and bowel control. Because of this incontinence can show up immediately or even years later.
  • Menopause-The loss of estrogen and other hormonal changes that happen at menopause can bring on symptoms of incontinence.
  • Prostate surgery
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However, no matter the cause of the incontinence it is crucial that anyone (male or female) who is experiencing incontinence symptoms seek out medical treatment. There are many cases of incontinence that are the result of an untreated medical condition. This makes it very important that not only do you have the incontinence symptoms treated but the medical condition that is causing it, as well. Some of these medical conditions include but are not limited to:
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Neurological illnesses or injury
  • Obesity
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Constipation
  • Prostate problems or cancer
  • Bladder blockage
  • Obstructions in the urinary or bowel systems
  • Medications currently being taken
If your doctor wants to write off your incontinence symptoms as a normal part of aging or says that he or she cannot treat it, then you should immediately begin seeing another doctor. There is a wide variety of treatment options that can not only improve the severity of your incontinence symptoms but in many cases even resolve them. Some of these treatment options are-
  • Physical therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Medications
  • Surgery
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As a final note it is important to understand that no matter your age or the severity of your incontinence symptoms there is not only treatment available but management strategies as well. By using the right incontinence product to meet your needs you can continue to live a full and normal life while managing your incontinence. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit

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