An overactive bladder (OAB) can cause great disruptions in one’s life. People with OAB experience frequent and sudden bladder spasms, and sometimes can’t even make it to the bathroom in time (urge incontinence). Overactive bladder can affect one’s work, relationships, social life and self-esteem. Fortunately there are many ways to treat the condition.
One way to treat overactive bladder is by using a vibrating watch and implementing a timed voiding program.
“My 82-year-old grandmother has been experiencing incontinence lately, especially during the night. I’m tired of washing the sheets every day. How do I keep the mattress protected from constant urine leakage?”
Mattress protection is crucial when it comes to urinary incontinence. Without some type of waterproof bedding, your mattress can be left soaked in urine and your laundry pile increasing each day. A simple way, and also the most economical way, to protect the bed is to use a vinyl mattress cover.
Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million men and women in the United States. Men are less likely to be diagnosed than women because they are often reluctant to talk about the problem with their doctor.
While incontinence affects elderly men more than younger men, the condition should not be considered as a normal sign of aging. Common causes of male incontinence include obesity, weak pelvic floor muscles and prostate gland problems.
People with urge incontinence are constantly rushing to the bathroom, in hopes of getting there on time before having an accident. This can be both embarrassing and stressful, as constant sudden urges to go can disrupt work, school and other daily activities.
A new study has found that, out of all 12 lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), urge incontinence is the most frustrating. Conducted by researchers from Helsinki University in Finland, the FINNO Study included 3,727 Finnish men and women who completed a questionnaire about their urinary complaints. The study was published Jan. 31 online in European Urology.
According to our blog’s search terms report, many people are always asking what is the difference between incontinence pads and period pads, and whether they can be used for the same purposes.
Appearance-wise, the two types of pads look pretty similar. They’re both lightweight and usually have an adhesive strip that sticks onto your underwear. However, in terms of functionality, the two pads are quite different. Continue reading