Incontinence, while not life-threatening, has the potential to negatively impact lives.
It may hinder daily living and affect relationships, work, travel, sports, and hobbies,
and most of all may lower self-esteem.
Read more about incontinence here, and discover that your life is unlimited.
Incontinence Advice & Information
Incontinence is often kept a secret and it’s a topic that no one wants to talk about. Let’s tackle important points to remember and pick up life-changing tips.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. It means a person urinates by accident. Urinary incontinence is not a disease but a symptom of a medical or physical condition that needs to be addressed, and can often be treated. If you are experiencing incontinence, it is best to see your doctor. Not dealing with it at the earliest time may limit your activities and affect your social life.
Stress Incontinence causes you to leak when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or lift heavy objects that puts pressure on your bladder. Pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, and prostate surgery may cause stress incontinence.
Urge Incontinence, also known as Overactive Bladder (OAB), is when you leak urine after feeling a sudden, strong urge to go. You may have OAB if you have to go eight or more times a day and more than once at night. You may feel the urge to go when you touch or hear running water. There’s also a dry form of OAB: You get the urge to go even if your bladder is empty due to involuntary contraction of bladder muscles. Damaged nerves and muscles, bladder infections, and other medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, and Stroke may cause urge incontinence.
Overflow Incontinence, which is more common in men, is when you are not able to empty your bladder completely so you have to urinate frequently and results to a continuous flow of urine. You have to seek medical advice as it may be caused by nerve damage or conditions that block the flow of urine such as tumor or enlarged prostate.
Mixed Incontinence refers to a combination of stress incontinence and urge incontinence at the same time. This is more common in women.
Functional Incontinence happens when a medical condition like arthritis, keeps you from getting to the bathroom in time.
Urinary incontinence may happen to anyone even to young individuals. Lots of things can cause incontinence: obesity, anxiety, smoking, or nerve damage from Diabetes, Alzheimer’s Disease, or Parkinson’s Disease. You can have temporary symptoms from too much alcohol and caffeine. It occurs twice as often in women than men due to pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. Prostate problems can be the cause in men. It is not an inevitable part of aging. If you start to notice symptoms, let your doctor know so you can figure out the best treatment plan.
There is no single treatment for urinary incontinence and your options will depend on the type, severity, and its underlying cause. If medical treatments can’t eliminate your incontinence, you can try products that help ease the discomfort and inconvenience of leaking urine by using incontinence pads that can be easily worn under everyday clothing.
While sanitary pads and liners can do an efficient job in keeping you dry during your monthly period, it is not designed to absorb urine flow and strong pungent smell. Many women use sanitary pads instead of incontinence pads because they’re cheaper, but they don’t have the same technology. Using a sanitary pad can make your skin sore and stay damp. So Sure Bladder Leakage Pad has highly absorbent layer that locks in wetness, preventing leakage, and neutralizes odor. Choosing the right product will help you stay better protected and confident.
So Sure Bladder Leakage Pad has a blue acquisition layer that can absorb up to 500ml of liquid, perfect for light to moderate bladder leakage. It is clinically proven to have antibacterial and antifungal properties that prevents irritation and bacteria from forming.
It is recommended that you change your So Sure Bladder Leakage Pad before it becomes too wet, as wearing it for longer hours can lead to poor hygiene and skin conditions. Irritation and chaffing can also occur if you leave a pad too long regardless of whether it is wet or dry.
If you are wearing through the night, you should change the pad every 3-4 hours. It is also important to change your pad first thing when you wake up in the morning.
So Sure Bladder Leakage Pad has the right thinness and thickness perfect for both men and women. It is guaranteed super absorbent, breathable, and discreet – worn like a sanitary napkin.