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Continence Management Options

July 16, 2019

Living Better with Incontinence

Bladder Leakage, also known as Incontinence, is not uncommon. Incontinence can affect the young and old, male and female. With proper education and treatment, incontinence should not interfere with enjoying an active and full lifestyle.

Incontinence is not a disease or a natural part of aging. It is a symptom that can have many causes. Using disposable products is an effective treatment option but there are also other potential methods to improve your continence.

Common Causes of Incontinence

The first step for improvement is to understand the cause of your incontinence. Here are some common causes but it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider.

  • Coughing, sneezing & laughing
  • Certain foods & beverages

  • Obesity/Poor nutrition

  • Pregnancy & childbirth
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Medication side effects

Management & Treatment Options

Along with the use of Disposable Incontinence Products there are other treatment and management options that may improve your level of incontinence.

Diet:  Certain foods act as diuretics and may be removed from the diet.
 Eliminating or reducing one or all of the foods may improve your urine control.

Medicine:  Certain medications for unrelated issues can trigger incontinence.
 Examples include: Diuretics (water pills), sedatives, muscle relaxants, narcotics, antihistamines, antipyschotics/antidepressants, and over-the-counter cold remedies.

Education:  Educational brochures are available from your doctor, social worker, or case manager to help educate on the different types of incontinence or caring for someone with incontinence.

Exercise:  Kegel exercises for women are beneficial because they will help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support your bladder and help close your urethra. The pelvic muscles control leakage and manage sudden urges. Strong muscles give you more time to go to the bathroom. 

Products: Choosing the right absorbent products that are designed to address the different levels of incontinence is key. These products can be use alone or with any other treatment options.  Count on the team at Rely Medical Supply to help you select the right incontinence products to address your needs and keep you confident and dry.

We're here to help. Call Rely Medical Supply today toll-free at 1-888-529-2308. Our phones are answered from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard Time. Our helpful and compassionate product experts are trained to help you select the right products for your personal needs.





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