Discretion and hygiene are the two most important factors when disposing of adult incontinence products. Pull-on incontinence pants and other incontinence products tend to be larger than average sanitary products, and disposing of them, particularly in public, can become an awkward situation for both men and women.
Adult incontinence, while a common affliction, can be a real confidence destroyer. But, there are still plenty of options when it comes to keeping fit and playing sports; in fact being active and keeping fit can often relieve and reduce the symptoms of incontinence. The first thing to recognise is that you are not alone and many Australians at all ages lead active, sporty lives and manage urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is extremely common. However, there is still stigma and embarrassment around the issue. It can be a minefield trying to talk about it with family members, but talking about it, even though it may be extremely uncomfortable at the time, can bring family members together and a step closer to reducing and managing the issue.
Male incontinence is far more common than you think, yet as with most male medical issues, they are still taboo. The more we share male medical conditions and discuss how they are diagnosed and treated, the less taboo they will become. This will encourage open discussion without embarrassment and create happier, healthier Australian men of all generations.
Female incontinence is very common, and most women will experience it in some form or another at some point in their lives. From temporary incontinence during pregnancy or after childbirth, to later in life during the menopause. It happens to most females, yet there is still a taboo around the subject and women are often too shy to talk about the symptoms and causes with their medical practitioner, friends and family.
Giggle incontinence may sound funny, but it is far from a laugh for those who suffer from it. It is a condition, most common in young girls of about 10-12 years of age and happens when uncontrollable laughter causes a loss of control of the bladder. More often than not, this is not just a small ‘accident’ but a complete expulsion of the bladder.
There are lots of myths about incontinence, usually created because it is an embarrassing and taboo subject to talk about. This causes speculation and assumptions which are often incorrect, so we are here to bust some of the most popular incontinence myths!
Did you know that over half of the women who suffer from incontinence in Australia are under 50? It’s a shocking statistics, which seems to be swept under a carpet of stigma and taboo. However, there are a large number of Australian women who are hit very hard with anxiety, panic attacks and depression due to incontinence and bladder leakage problems.
As we get older, it’s common to experience the middle of the night call to the bathroom. It can be annoying, and more often than not brushed off as ‘just getting old’, but it can be a sign of a more serious bladder problem which should be treated by your doctor.
Obesity is generally associated with numerous complications and is also known to worsen any existing illness. One such condition that is negatively impacted by obesity is urinary incontinence. Several case studies have proved the connection between urinary incontinence and obesity. As obesity has been an independent risk factor causing both mixed as well as stress related urinary incontinence, both these conditions are directly associated with each other. Besides, obesity is a major risk factor that accounts for regular urinary incontinence, when compared to any other factor. Further, the connection or association between incontinence and obesity is stronger in case of stress induced incontinence.
Bladder is one of those important body parts, the significance of which will only be understood when it fails in its routine functioning. Most of the people do not understand the importance of bladder control unless they lose it. Apart from affecting your overall health, urinary incontinence can be isolating and embarrassing. Overactive bladder might refrain you from partaking in any type of activity. Lack of sufficient activity leads to weight gain, which might in turn cause obesity. Problems affecting the bladder generally cause unanticipated urine leakage or painful urination. However, simple exercises and minor lifestyle changes can help your bladder to stay functional.
If you are caring for a loved one suffering from incontinence, you should know how difficult it is. Incontinence product is quite unpredictable and that increases the caregiver's workload. It can be costly too. Many caregivers coping with this situation report feeling frustrated, angry, and lonely as they find it difficult to manage the situation on their own. Caring for someone suffering from incontinence is not easy but the situation becomes manageable if you have access to the right supplies and the support of a qualified health professional.