Managing Urinary Incontinence
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Living with urinary incontinence does not mean that you or your loved one cannot continue to live life to the fullest: exercise, socialize, dine out, and travel the world. The Scensible Source Company wants to make things that much easier by providing you with some helpful tips for reducing urine leakages and of course, a clean, easy and discreet way to dispose of bladder control products!
Be sure to remain hydrated. 6-8 glasses a day is recommended to keep your bladder functioning properly
When urinating, do not strain or hover, take a seat instead. Being relaxed will help you to empty your bladder fully.
Ditch the diuretics. Beverages like alcohol, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks are diuretics that contribute to frequent urination and leakage. Instead you can choose healthier options for your bladder like water or cranberry juice.
Avoid Irritants. Tomato based foods, spicy foods, citrus fruits, and chocolate can all irritate the bladder.
Pace yourself. You can limit leaks by drinking at intervals. Instead of drinking all at once, drink every 2 to 3 hours. You can also reduce the need to go at night by not drinking anything 2 hours before bedtime.
Change often. Change your personal protection products at least 2-3 times a day to avoid leakage, irritation and odors.
Exercise. Performing kegel or pelvic floor exercises regularly can reduce urine leakage in just a few months.
Products and Devices:
There are many products and devices that collect and hold urine. They help manage urinary retention (when bladder doesn't fully empty) and incontinence (uncontrollable urine leakage). The varieties of products and devices are available to help both men and women of all ages. You can learn more about the varieties here.
Millions of Americans rely specifically on the varieties of designs and styles of disposable absorbent products. These include pads, liners, adult diapers, undergarments, briefs, protective underwear and guards and drip collections pouches for men. Complete with adhesive strips that attach to underwear, absorbent products help to absorb urine leakage and also protect the skin. When choosing products, consider ease of use, cost, whether you need to remove outer clothing to change, the absorbency, and the materials used to make the product. Going disposable can be the most costly but disposable products are the most sanitary and easiest to use, especially when you are not at home.
All products have a saturation point and absorb at different rates. You many want to try out different brands and see what works best for you. Many disposable pads, liners and undergarments also have waterproof backing that help prevent the overflow reaching your clothes. The addition of breathable plastic reduces skin irritation. The select varieties of shapes and sizes allow for different body types and lifestyles.