Are you rushing to the toilet too many times to count?
Do you make sure there is a toilet around wherever you go?
Do you sometimes feel like your life is stuck in a rut of rushing to the bathroom every two minutes?
You might be suffering from Bladder leakage.
WHAT IS BLADDER LEAKAGE?
Bladder leakage, also known as urinary incontinence, is a problem in which you may lose control over your bladder and leak a few drops of urine or lose control entirely. The loss of urine is almost always uncontrollable and sometimes even unconscious. Frequent urine problems in old age is a common complaint that people have; this could be because of an ageing bladder.
Ram Lal Yadav was sick of urine leakage; he tells us, “I had stopped going out. I lay in bed all day. My friends told me they understand my situation, but how could they? I was the one who leaked urine and had to suffer humiliation. I am so grateful that my grandson told me about adult diapers. I have tested out many but always gone back to Friends diapers. "Want to know why? Keep reading.
HOW ARE BLADDER LEAKAGE AND AGEING-RELATED?
Bladder leakage in old age is a common problem. However, it isn’t one that can’t be treated. Your urinary system has two kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. Each of these organs in your body is assigned a job.
Your kidneys filter the blood, which results in the production of urine.
There are two thin pipes connecting the kidneys to the bladder called ureters; they take the urine from the kidneys to the bladder.
Your bladder is shaped like an empty pot that holds the urine in your body till it is full beyond capacity, and your brain signals you to go pee.
A pipe called the urethra helps take the urine from the bladder out of your body.
Your body follows this same process every time you consume a liquid.
With this system working as it should, you get adequate time to find a bathroom when you feel the urge to urinate. Bladder leakage happens when these parts of your system malfunction. Incontinence with age becomes common because the muscles in your bladder and the urethra grow old and lose their strength. It affects the holding capacity of your bladder, and this increases your chances of having urine leakage.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT BLADDER LEAKAGE?
Urinary incontinence might not always be preventable, especially in old age. The best way to deal with it is to manage it as effectively as possible. A good way to prevent urine leakages and the consequent embarrassment is to wear adult diapers.
Your diaper should not only fit you properly but also be comfortable and have excellent absorption. Did we mention that Friends Adult Diapers have these features and many more to offer?
Friends Adult Diapers are:
Cottony-soft, so you are free of rashes and irritation
Made with high-quality absorbent material to give you all-round protection
Fit you perfectly, not too tight and not too loose
Have standing leak- guards to ensure full mobility
Wetness indicator so you can stealthily steer clear of accidents
Anti-bacterial and aloe-enhanced, making sure your skin remains nourished and free from infections
Built-in with odour lock technology which makes sure any smells from urine, or faecal matter are locked in
With Friends, you are no longer shackled to your toilet, so Azadi Mubarak!
OLD AGE AND INCONTINENCE
How to prevent incontinence in old age?
Along with using an adult diaper, you should do the following for old age incontinence:
We know old age mein craving bulaye, but you have to stay away from oily, fried, and junk foods to avoid bladder irritation and urine problems in old age.
Sorry, chai lovers but no tea for you; coffee- addicts have to break free of addiction. Caffeine in both these beverages might irritate your bladder.
If you’re a smoker, avoid it to help with your incontinence issues.
Eating more fibre can help with constipation, which is often a cause of old age urinary problems.
Perform Kegels exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. You can go to your doctor or simply look up some exercises on the internet as they are quite easy to perform.
WHAT ARE OLD AGE URINARY ISSUES?
You might face other issues if your incontinence persists. Some of these are as follows:
Isolation: Patients with urinary incontinence often have to battle isolation and depression because society makes them outcasts. They have to suffer a lot of embarrassment and humiliation because of accidents in public. Incontinence can affect social, professional, and personal relationships drastically.
Skin problems: If your diaper is not absorbent enough, your skin can be in contact with wetness for long periods of time. This can lead to rashes, infections, and sores forming on your skin. Make sure you are using a diaper that absorbs all the wetness. A Friends diaper can soak up to 10- 16 hours of urine, keeping you miles away from rashes and skin irritation. Friends is the absorbency specialist!
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) – Chronic incontinence can increase your risk of catching urinary tract infections.
If incontinence is starting to interfere in your personal life and the problem has escalated to a point where your quality of life is getting affected, you should seek help from a medical professional. Without their aid, do not try any medications to cure your incontinence.