Urinary Incontinence in Women: You May Never Need to Wear Bladder Control Pads Again

Effectively manage your urinary incontinence. 
New Products Prevent Rather Than Absorb Leakage

There are a number of new products on the market, being tested in small cities or in clinical studies. These products aim to prevent rather than absorb leakage. Read about the future...

Further Reading

Poise Impressa bladder supports

Apex - stops bladder leakage

Pelviva Pelpon - exerciser for the bladder floor to help stop bladder leaks

Solace bladder control system clinical study - no more pads needed

Feeling overwhelmed and alone

When Marsha first began experiencing urinary incontinence she was shocked and embarrassed. Her symptoms seem to appear almost overnight and she wasn’t sure what she should do about them. A million questions ran through her mind. Could she keep working? Would she be able to remain active and take part in activities she liked? Would she have to change the clothes she wore? These questions and so many more kept Marsha feeling isolated and alone. However, when she ran across an article about managing urinary incontinence she began to see this was something she could deal with and still live her life to the fullest.

Marsha’s experience is not unique. Unfortunately, when many women first begin experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence they allow their fear and embarrassment to keep them isolated. However, it is important to know there are many different ways in which you can effectively manage your urinary incontinence and still do all the all the things you love. Here are four tips to help you manage your urinary incontinence.

  • Don’t assume that nothing can be done. Many women think urinary incontinence is simply a part of aging. While it is more common as we age, getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you have to live with urinary incontinence. Seeing your doctor is a good first step. This way your doctor can do a thorough examination and determine what the underlying cause of the urinary incontinence really is. In addition, your doctor can also prescribe the necessary treatment which can lessen or even relieve your urinary incontinence symptoms. 
  • Choose the right incontinence product. Today, there is a variety of different options when it comes to incontinence supplies. It is important to know that not all incontinence is the same so what works for one woman may not be right right choice for you. It is important to look at all the options and then choose what will work most effectively in helping you manage your urinary incontinence. When you have the right incontinence product then you can confidently continue on with your daily activities. The CareGiver Partnership is staffed by female product specialists who can answer your questions and help you find the incontinence supplies you need. 
  • Lose some weight. One of the realities of urinary incontinence is extra weight puts extra pressure on your bladder and the surrounding muscles. If you can lose some weight this can help to lessen your symptoms. This is especially true for women who are dealing with stress urinary incontinence which can bring on leakage from laughing, sneezing, coughing, or lifting something heavy. It is important to consult with your healthcare professional for weight loss recommendations.
  • Do pelvic floor exercises. These exercises are more commonly known as Kegels. Many women find by consistently doing Kegel exercises they can lessen their urinary incontinence symptoms. Kegels are done by holding and releasing the muscles which control the flow of urine. Many women start with 2 sets of 10 and build up during the day. 
Consumers are very confused about which incontinence products will work best for them or a loved one. In a recent study, Kimberly-Clark, makers of Depend and Poise brands, discovered those buying incontinence products for the first time, waste $130 on average in trial and error mode. That’s about 10 bags of products which can’t be returned, once opened.

The Incontinence Product Finder Tool.

That’s why the Free & Easy Incontinence Product Finder was developed. It saves you time, money and frustration by making it easy to sort through hundreds of products - fast. This video explains how it works. Questions? Call 800-985-1353 & speak with one of our knowledgeable female product specialists, who are or have been caregivers.

The CareGiver Partnership also offers an incontinence sample service to help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs – risk free. They offer over 100 different samples-- styles, sizes, and absorbencies to choose from. The cost is only $3.49 for shipping. This brief video explains how their Try Before You Buy sample service can help you avoid the costly mistake of ordering a case of product which does not meet your needs.

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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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