Dealing with Incontinence?
- +THE BASICS
- Incontinence is the involuntary or accidental loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel movement from the rectum (fecal incontinence). The common causes of incontinence are diabetes, nerve injury, prostate problems, Parkinson’s disease, physical disability, aging, constipation, diarrhoea, menopause, etc. Incontinence is more prevalent in older adults above 45 years.
- +MANAGING YOUR DAY
- Proper medication, change in diet, pelvic floor exercises and anti-incontinence devices help in managing incontinence. Absorbent adult diapers keep the elderly patients comfortable all day and allow them to perform usual activities. Protective bedding like underpads can be helpful during sleep or if your loved one has been advised complete bed rest. Making the bathroom floor anti-slip using anti-slip polish or tapes will ensure the safety of patients with limited mobility in case of frequent bathroom needs. If your dear one uses a wheelchair; toilet seat raiser, folding commode chairs can be ideal for better comfort and maintaining hygiene. Solar lamps and grab bars at corners of the house will aid the patient to address bathroom needs at night. View products that will help your loved one to lead a normal happy life with incontinence.