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Urine Incontinence – A Widespread Challenge

Urinary incontinence affects millions of men and women of all ages. It occurs in around 2-3% of teenagers, 11 to 34% of older men and 25% of women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence for at least a year following childbirth. Many people across this scale opt for unisex adult diapers to stay in charge.

Frequent urination and leakage may be caused by a variety of reasons including obesity, ageing, menopause, pregnancy, prostate issues, diabetes and stroke. It is important to determine the underlying cause of one’s urine leakage to find an appropriate incontinence treatment. 

Urinary incontinence treatment further depends on the kind of leakage:

  • Stress incontinence causes small spurts of leakage on sitting, coughing, laughing. It is most common in women and caused due to a sagging or weakening of muscles in the pelvic region.

  • Urge incontinence causes the sudden, desperate urge to urinate, often not followed by actual urination. This may be caused by a muscular/bladder related issue that causes it to feel full, or a nervous issue caused due to situations such as unchecked diabetes.

  • Overflow incontinence or dribble incontinence causes the constant trickle of small amounts of urine due to the failure of the bladder to empty completely, or the failure of the bladder sphincter to empty. 

While leaking involuntarily can be distressing it helps to know that you are not alone. Moreover, thanks to vast advancements in diaper manufacturing, there is available an easy, accessible and cheap urine problem solution.

Urine Incontinence – Awareness and Stigma Associated With It

Incontinence is one of those subjects, because of the accompanying embarrassment, which makes people feel ashamed of talking about it in public and leaves them with the option of dealing with it privately. This is exactly why being vocal about your incontinence issue is recommended as the first step in your fight against it, regardless of the type or severity of the condition. Not only your doctor but even family members and friends should discuss it so that they can develop a complete understanding of the issue and help you fight against it with proper support and guidance.

Here are some myths about incontinence that you should shrug off, with immediate effect:

Myth #1) It is just another ageing problem

Many people ignore their incontinence issues and postpone urine leakage treatment believing that it is just another problem that comes with ageing. This is not true! Ageing is just one of the causes of incontinence, which can be managed with adult diapers to an immense extent. However, incontinence is a health condition that can also be an effect of more severe health issues like diabetes, obesity or other factors like prostate surgery. So, it can happen to anyone from any age group.

Myth #2) Fluid intake should be reduced

This is a pretty common misconception. Since urinary incontinence is basically an involuntary release of urine from the bladder, many people believe that reducing fluid intake is a good idea to control it. However, that is far away from being true. In fact, drinking plenty of water is strongly advised, because dehydration makes urine more concentrated, which leads to pain while urinating.

Myth #3) There is just one type of urinary incontinence

Most people think that urinary stress incontinence is the only kind of incontinence one can suffer from. However, there are five types of urinary incontinence, namely stress incontinence, overflow incontinence, urge incontinence, mixed incontinence, and functional incontinence. This classification is based on the root cause, as there can be varied reasons for incontinence. Read our blog on Types of Incontinence, to know more.

Myth #4) Incontinence in old people cannot be treated

This is untrue! Urinary incontinence treatment depends on the underlying cause. Once you find that out, you can figure out how it can be treated. If it is treatable, the right combination of surgical therapy and assistance can do wonders. You can always manage incontinence in several ways, including adult diaper pants, Kegel exercises, and bladder training. If you are looking for effective and highly absorbent adult diapers online, check out Friends Adult Diapers.

Myth #5) Surgery is the only option

Adult incontinence diapers are a good way to manage incontinence, especially mild or light incontinence. Of course, in severe cases, diapers may not be enough. Women with a severe case of incontinence need much more than just elderly diapers to manage it, such as combination therapy, surgical treatment, disposable underwear, and underpads. Women with stress incontinence can also go for pessary; while men can find catheters as a useful option, too.

Myth #6) Incontinence is caused by childbirth.

Childbirth tends to bring incontinence sooner. However, not all women who give birth develop incontinence. There are a number of factors that lead to it such as genetics, lifestyle and ageing. For example, a study showed the same prevalence in nuns suffering from incontinence and their biological sisters who had given birth.

Why Friends Diapers Are Your Go-to Solutions for Managing Urine Incontinence

No matter what your reason for incontinence, Friends’ adult diapers can be your best friends in managing all kinds of urine leakage. Friends can help regain confidence by allowing you to resume your favourite activities and once again sleep peacefully at night. 

  • Friends premium Dry Pants are super soft underwear style diapers that can be worn under any piece of clothing and guarantee 6-8 hours of freedom from leakage.

  • Friends Overnight Dry Pants are super soft and can be worn up to 16 hours, through the night to give you uninterrupted, restful sleep. 

All Friends' diapers are treated with antibacterial formula, and aloe vera enhanced to make sure your skin remains protected, rash free and free from infections of all sorts. Friends diapers are the solution to every sort of incontinence. Come, join our family! 😊