Incontinence is, unfortunately, something that can occur with age. As our bodies begin to get older and we experience increasing amount of medical conditions, incontinence is always a possibility. Sometimes the incontinence is a single symptom and other times, it is the result of another medical problem. Either way, the following products will help you navigate life with incontinence.
Regular medical care
If incontinence is one of your current medical symptoms, it is important to receive regular medical checkups with your primary physician. The problem with incontinence is that is can also be a sign of other, more serious medical conditions. It can be difficult to identify these medical problems when you are already experiencing incontinence, so it is important to have regular physician checkups. Your physician will continue to monitor your condition and will complete regular medical tests.
Additionally, your physician may be able to provide you with medical treatments for your incontinence. There are currently two primary treatments for PBS and IC (painful bladder syndrome and interstitial cystitis) oral medications and bladder instillations. A bladder instillation involves using a catheter to administer medication directly into the bladder. These medications can either eliminate the incontinent altogether or can reduce the occurrences that you experience.
Disposable bed pads
Perhaps one of the most frustrating parts of dealing with incontinence is the difficulty of keeping things clean. You may feel like you are changing and washing your bedding too often. You may not even be able to keep up with your laundry as a result. Disposable bed pads can protect your bedding and reduce the amount of laundry you are required to do. When an accident occurs, you simply throw it out, and replace it with a new one. These disposable bed pads also protect the condition of your bedding.
You might also find it difficult to keep your clothing clean. Having an accident when you are out in public can also result in embarrassment. Disposable underpads which are similar to diapers for adults, are helpful for keeping your clothing clean and preventing accidents when you are away from home. Simply throw out your disposable underpads and replace them with a new one. Today?s disposable underpads are made more discreet than ever. No one will even know you are experiencing incontinence, unless you tell them otherwise. You can find adult diapers for sale at your local pharmacy or medical supplier store.
Bedpans for sale
Bedpans can also be helpful in reducing night time accidents. The night time is often the hardest time to make it to the bathroom. Your body may not awake you in time. Cushioned bed pans provide an added level of comfort, ensuring that your bed is protected and that you remain clean in your bed. Bedpans are also a great option for seniors who require walking devices. If you are at risk of falling, making it to the bathroom during the night hours can be difficult. Every 15 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Safety is priority and bedpans can reduce the risk of nighttime falls.
Incontinence is a common symptom of aging. In fact, urinary incontinence increases with age from 14% in individuals aged 65 to 60 years to 45% in those aged 85 years or over. While some medical cases of incontinence can be treated with medical procedures, some cannot. In these cases, you will find that disposable underpads, cotton bedpans, and disposable bed pads are helpful in dealing with this extremely inconvenient symptom.