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How to make continence care s.i.m.p.l.e. - NEW!

Many considerations determine a patient’s continence needs. Gender, height and weight, mobility level and the type of incontinence must be considered when choosing the right supplies. Having this information at hand will help you select the features, quantity and size you will need in the best products for that patient. [READ MORE]

 

Effective Bowel Management - NEW!

Patients with spinal cord injury, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes mellitus report that next to lack of mobility, reduced bowel function is their second greatest concern. It can also be a concern for those who have had stroke, traumatic brain injury, or brain tumors. [READ MORE]

 

What is fecal incontinence?

Fecal incontinence can be a difficult, and embarrassing, subject to talk about, even with your doctor. But if you’ve experienced an accidental loss of bowel control, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that almost 18 million adults have fecal incontinence – that’s around one in 12 people. [READ MORE] 

 

What are the types of urinary incontinence?

Have you ever experienced an accidental loss of urine? Perhaps you were coughing or exercising. Maybe you felt like you had to go to the bathroom but didn’t make it in time. Loss of bladder control – whether it happens only occasionally or on a regular basis – is called urinary incontinence. [READ MORE] 

 

What products are available to manage urinary and fecal incontinence?

There are a variety of incontinence products available to wick away and absorb the moisture from accidental loss urine or feces. In general, incontinence products are designed to either be used along with your regular underwear – or as a replacement for it. [READ MORE] 

 

How are catheters used to manage urinary incontinence?

To manage urinary incontinence, or bladder control loss, your doctor may recommend that you use a catheter. There are several different kinds of urinary catheters available, but in general they can be broken down into internal and external options. [READ MORE]  

 

How do I choose the right incontinence absorption product for me?

To manage accidental urine or fecal loss, called incontinence, there are several products available. The type of product you choose depends on your specific needs. Here are a few of the most important considerations when choosing an absorption product.  [READ MORE] 

 

Leak protection while at work & play

If you’ve experienced episodes of accidental bladder control loss, called urinary incontinence, you may worry about leaks during your daily activities.  To protect against leaks – and to help your feel more secure – there are several options available. Review these incontinence product options to find out what might work for you. [READ MORE]  

  

Common questions and answers about incontinence

To help you understand more about managing bladder or bowel control loss, here are some answers to commonly asked questions about incontinence.  [READ MORE] 

 

Men and urinary incontinence

Of the 25 million Americans that are affected by urinary incontinence, 20 – 20% are men. Overall, men are less likely to have incontinence than women. But they are more prone to certain kinds of incontinence, especially if they’ve had problems with their prostate. [READ MORE] 

 

Women and incontinence

Around 25 million Americans are affected by urinary incontinence. Of those, the National Association For Continence (NAFC) estimates that 75-80% are women.  Urinary incontinence isn’t inevitable due to age or other risk factors. But for those who do experience episodes of bladder control loss, there are plenty of options to manage leakage.  [READ MORE]  

 

Incontinence skin care accessories

People who have accidental or chronic bladder or bowel control problems (called incontinence) may also experience skin problems. The extra moisture in the pelvic area including the buttocks, hips and genitals, can lead to redness, irritation, peeling, yeast infections, bedsores (pressure ulcers) and other skin complications.  [READ MORE]