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How does Vitamin D Deficiency lead to Incontinence?

How does Vitamin D Deficiency lead to Incontinence?

The human body requires certain nutrients, like carbohydrates, fats, minerals, proteins, and vitamins, to function at its optimum level and for one to remain healthy. If any of these nutrients is not present in sufficient quantity, it might lead to health issues. Some of the common nutrient deficiencies are Vitamin B12 deficiency, Calcium deficiency, and Vitamin D deficiency. Just like Diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, prostate surgery, childbirth, and obesity, Vitamin D deficiency can also lead to bowel or urinary incontinence. There are many sources of Vitamin D that you might find in your meals every now and then, such as dairy products, orange juice, soy milk, beef liver, cereals, cheese, cod liver oil, mushrooms, egg yolk, shrimps, and fatty fish, like...
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Why Adult Diapers are Safer and Better than Urinary Catheters

Why Adult Diapers are Safer and Better than Urinary Catheters

Seema Agarwal, a teacher at Subodh Public School in Jaipur, met with an accident last year, while returning from work. She was under treatment in a hospital for two weeks. She regained consciousness after two days, but had restricted mobility. It was difficult to visit the toilet without someone’s constant support, which turned into mild incontinence pretty quickly. The doctor suggested using a female urinary catheter to temporarily manage her incontinence. When she spoke to us about her experience, she mentioned how painful and annoying it was. Even after complete recovery, she consulted her doctor about the pain she was feeling in her bladder, which turned out to be a Urinary Tract Infection. The doctor, then, prescribed medication and recommended...
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How to Manage Incontinence in People with Alzheimer's Disease

How to Manage Incontinence in People with Alzheimer's Disease

Everyday tasks can become very challenging when one suffers from incontinence, if it is not managed on time, regardless of whether it is a result of Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, pregnancy, childbirth, prostate surgery, or any other cause. Alzheimer’s disease is one of the conditions that can cause urinary incontinence.  Unfortunately, it is impossible for people with Alzheimer’s to manage incontinence on their own, as they are not able to carry out everyday tasks, like going to the toilet on time or changing their clothes. This disease is associated with memory loss and impairment of cognitive functions, which means it can also lead to dementia. So, there can be different reasons for incontinence episodes in people with Alzheimer’s,...
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