Urinary or Fecal Incontinence is Common

Dianna Malkowski
Physician Assistant
If you are experiencing either urinary or fecal incontinence it is important to know that you are not alone. There are millions of people of all ages, both genders, and varying health status that experience various forms of this problem. The most important thing to know about any type of incontinence is that there are strategies to help you manage it. The most important strategy is to have the right type of incontinence products on hand so that you can make sure that you are controlling any accidents or leakage. Many people choose to use adult diapers for moderate to heavy incontinence while other people feel more comfortable using incontinence underwear that is worn with or without incontinence pads. All of these incontinence supplies can be purchased at online sites that offer adult incontinence products. For help and guidance in selecting incontinence products please click on http://caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder.

It is important to know that not all incontinence is the same. There are many different reasons that both urinary and fecal incontinence can occur. This makes it critical that if you are having symptoms of any type of incontinence that you contact your health care professional right away. Most of the time either type of incontinence is caused by an underlying medical problem. When this problem is dealt with the incontinence symptoms can often be reduced or completely eliminated. However, your best chances of a successful treatment are when you begin experiencing symptoms so contacting your doctor right away is crucial.

After your doctor has been able to diagnosis the cause of your urinary or fecal incontinence he or she can then make recommendations for the appropriate treatment. Because many types of incontinence are caused by weakened muscles in either the bladder or sphincter area your health care professional may recommend that you begin physical therapy. However, it is important to keep in mind that physical therapy that is used for incontinence can be a time consuming process. Not only will you need to be able to dedicate time to the process but the results can be slow in occurring. This means that you will need to find that lifestyle management options to help you deal with your incontinence while you pursue treatment.

There are other treatment options that your doctor may prescribe as well. These can include but are not limited to: behavioral therapies such as timed visits to the bathroom, medications, and generally as a last resort-surgery. Most doctors only use surgery to treat incontinence if none of the other options for incontinence treatment have worked. In addition, incontinence surgery is done most often when there is a physical defect (that can be repaired), that is contributing to the patient having incontinence. Your doctor will review all of the options for incontinence treatment with you in order to help you make the right decision.

While you are pursuing treatment for your incontinence symptoms you can still continue with your normal and daily activities. There is a wide variety of incontinence products that will help people with incontinence to continue working, traveling, being social, and anything else that they want to do with comfort and discretion. This is true even for people with fecal incontinence. Today, there is incontinence pads that are specially made to deal with fecal incontinence. One of the best is part of the Abena adult diaper line and be found at http://caregiverpartnership.com/product/abena-abri-san-special-pad-for-fecal-urinary-incontinence/746/.

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

Samples to try before you buy
so you avoid the costly mistake of buying a product you can't return
Not to long ago, anyone with either urinary or fecal incontinence has to suffer in silence. Today, health care professionals recognize that this is a common problem and have developed multiple treatments to help anyone who is having incontinence symptoms. In addition, there is a wide variety of incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women to help deal with and manage this problem. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/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 http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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