Dealing With The Effects Of Incontinence

Improve the quality of your life with these tips.
Incontinence is a problem that can cause embarrassment and frustration. No one likes having to watch how he or she acts to maintain control of his or her body. It may seem unfair that you have to deal with the effects of this condition. These tips can help to improve the quality of your life.

Gloves And Soaps
There are many products that can make your life more comfortable if you are dealing with incontinence. Special gloves can make cleanup easier and soaps can take away the scent.

Incontinence Products For Men
There are so many products to choose from that you can find the perfect fit for you. There are strap on undergarments and those that pull up for easy cleanup and dressing. The whole process can be made simple with products that you love. You can even find underwear that looks remarkably the same to those you currently have sitting in your dresser drawer. Get some new pairs that protect you from embarrassment and shame.

Kegels And Exercises
Make sure to try exercises that can help you build control. One of these exercises is called kegels. The next time you use the restroom, try this one out and implement it from then on.

First, let yourself urinate for one or two seconds, then hold it if for the same amount of time. Let the liquids flow again, and hold back again. It is a cycle that is repeated until all liquids have been removed and you are back to a comfortable state. This practice can be difficult at first but with time and patience (it takes longer to urinate this way) you can get better and learn to control yourself better while away from the toilet.

Practice in the restroom to reap the benefits outside of the restroom. That is the motto to live by with this exercise. If you are wondering about the effectiveness of this mini workout take a lesson from birthing nurses and doctors. Women are often instructed to do this while they are pregnant. Doing so makes for an easier delivery with more control that is governed by the doctor. Do what many people do and work out to gain control.

Prostate Cancer
Incontinence is a somewhat common side effect of prostate cancer. When your body undergoes changes due to disease and ailment, negative symptoms may very well result. Do not feel ashamed because you are going through this.

Dealing With Stress
Sometimes, stress can weaken your control through various means. Stress weakens the immune system, killing the special cells that keep you protected from viruses. It can break out your face to give you adult acne or make you irritable. Stress can even affect your bowels and urinary tract.

So try out different ways to get rid of stress. Whether or not stress ends up being a cause of your problems, getting rid of it is always beneficial. So try out some new yoga moves. Yoga calms the senses and helps blood flow where it should. Blood flow helps organs and muscles work right. When it gets stopped up you can end up with a migraine or even a blood clot. So help it out. Give your heart some exercise by working up a sweat at the gym. Take time to go for a nice walk or run daily to reduce stress and to keep your muscles and body strong.

Do everything you can to make yourself comfortable again. You may have taken for granted the easiness of certain things before, but no longer. Now you can see how great it feels to be able to maintain control over your body systems properly. See a doctor and find out which products and drugs can help you to overcome and treat your incontinence problem.

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Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing this. Someone very close to me has been dealing with incontinence and would appreciate this. I've been trying to find decent incontinence supplies online, do you have any suggestions?

CareGiver Partnership said...

Thank you for your kind words and comment. Our mission at The CareGiver Partnership is to help family caregivers so that their loved ones can remain in their homes as long as possible. That said, check us out for buying incontinence supplies online:

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