Adult Incontinence Care - You Are Not Alone
Loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, is a very common condition. Up to 35% of people over age 60 are estimated to be incontinent and 1 in 3 women over 60 suffer from bladder control problems.
There are five types of incontinence. Stress incontinence: leakage of urine due to pressure on the bladder when laughing, coughing, exercising, or lifting heavy objects. Urge incontinence: a strong sudden "urge" to urinate where one cannot reach the bathroom in time. Overflow incontinence: the bladder fills beyond capacity & urine spills or the feeling of never being able to empty the bladder. Reflex incontinence: involuntary urination without any sensation of a full bladder. Functional incontinence: result of surgery, restricted mobility, medications, or mental disorders.
When evaluating incontinence products, consider these factors:
- Liquid Absorption & Capacity: Look for products with maximum absorbency to help avoid skin irritation & pressure sores.
- Cost-effectiveness: A higher performance product lasts longer between changes.
- Leakage protection: Product absorbency enables one to lead a confident life instead of coping with withdrawal, anxiety, embarrassment & social isolation.
Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by All ‘N Care Supplies. For more information, visit www.allncare.com or call (210)570-8996