Overflow Incontinence - All you need to know | Friends Diaper

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Are you afraid to move outside your home to attend gatherings and social events?
Do you pass urine every time you sneeze, cough, or even laugh?
Does your bladder feel like it’s about to burst even after frequent visits to the bathroom?

You might be suffering from Urinary Incontinence.

Incontinence is the accidental loss of urine, sometimes unknowingly. It generally affects people from the older generation who are well into their 50s or even older.

The causes of incontinence could be:

  • Ageing

  • Pregnancy or childbirth

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Menopause

  • Enlarged prostate

Incontinence can be embarrassing and shameful for people, and this can make them break off from the world and hide away in a place where they won’t be judged. What they don’t know is overflow incontinence is easily manageable and can be controlled by taking just a few simple precautions.

There are different types of incontinence that you might be suffering from. Let’s talk about:

WHAT IS OVERFLOW URINARY INCONTINENCE?

Your bladder holds the urine that is produced in your body before you make a visit to the bathroom. You might be experiencing overflow bladder incontinence if you make proper visits to the bathroom, but your bladder refuses to completely empty itself. Your bladder becomes full quickly, leading you to leak urine between bathroom breaks.

If you have been leaking urine unintentionally, you are not alone. Women are likely to experience urinary incontinence at least once in their lifetimes. Overflow incontinence is more common in men than women. It is a little rarer than other types of urinary incontinence.

“I am so old. What have I to do with the world? Of course, problems will happen. I pass a little urine when I am laughing and having fun. This is the universe telling me that my age is not to enjoy and go out with friends anymore,” said Vivek Khandare (name changed), a renowned mountain climber. Post his usage of Friends Adult Diapers, he has won 2 silver medals in marathon races and goes out with friends on a new adventure every day of the week.

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CAUSES OF OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

A too-full bladder causes overflow incontinence. Your bladder may be filling up too quickly because of the following reasons:

  • In diseases like diabetes, diuretics medications are prescribed by the doctors, which can increase the production of urine in the body.

  • Something is blocking your bladder or the urethra, the tube which releases urine from the bladder outside the body.

  • Bladder muscles that are weak

  • Damage to your nerves

SYMPTOMS OF OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

Overflow incontinence symptoms are easy to detect and gauge for yourself, even without the help of a medical professional. They are:

  • You constantly rush to pee but are unable to get it all out in one go

  • You frequently leak or dribble urine in your pants

DIAGNOSIS OF OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

Overflow incontinence diagnosis requires you to visit your doctor. They may conduct a series of tests to measure the seriousness of your situation and rule out other possibilities. You might be asked to keep track of your bathroom breaks, urine leaks, and fluid intake. Tests for overflow bladder incontinence include:

  • Ultrasound of your abdomen to check your kidneys, bladder, and other organs

  • Cystoscopy to examine your urinary tract

  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs) and hematuria (blood in your urine) could be detected through a Urinalysis

MANAGE OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE NATURALLY

  • BLADDER TRAINING- Schedule your bathroom trips at frequent intervals of time even if you don’t feel the urge to pee. This will ensure your bladder does not get too full.

  • DOUBLE VOIDING- When you are done peeing, try again. This will help empty your bladder more fully.

  • KEGELS EXERCISES- Pelvic floor exercises or Kegels exercises help strengthen the muscles that support your bladder. Do these regularly to see a difference in overflow incontinence.

TREATMENT FOR OVERFLOW INCONTINENCE

Treatments for incontinence depend on the reason the bladder cannot empty itself and includes:

  • Medications can help in shrinking an enlarged prostate

  • Bladder muscles are strengthened by using nerve stimulation, where electrical pulses to the nerves are sent

Did you know a hassle-free solution to manage overflow incontinence is to wear adult diapers? Friends Adult Diapers are made for adults who plan to live their lives to the fullest. Enriched with the goodness of Aloe Vera and Jojoba, it keeps your skin moisturized, rash- free and free of irritation which is caused by the pooling of urine on the surface of the diaper. Your azadi is guaranteed with Friends Adult Diapers!

Moreover, from what is overflow incontinence to the ways you can treat it, we have information on everything you need to know here on our Friends Blog. Keep reading!