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How to Manage Incontinence: A Caregiver's Guide

How to Manage Incontinence: A Caregiver's Guide

While tending to bedridden incontinence patients, one needs to be very gentle, caring and careful. Patients may be overwhelmed by shame or guilt and caretakers must help them overcome this and preserve their dignity.
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Diabetes - The Silent Killer

Diabetes - The Silent Killer

Diabetes is a medical condition which occurs when the pancreas fail to produce insulin for moving glucose into the cells in our body. This causes blood sugar levels to become higher than normal and leads to a build-up of sugar in the bloodstream. It is said that having one medical condition can increase the risk of contracting other health issues in the body. Diabetes is often known as the silent killer because it brings several other disorders and symptoms in its tow. One of the chronic conditions that is associated with this silent killer is urinary incontinence - the uncontrollable urge to urinate which leads to accidental release of urine at any point of time. This is because the high...
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Incontinence may lead to severe depression in old age

Incontinence may lead to severe depression in old age

Urinary incontinence is a medical condition that inhibits a person to hold their urine until they reach a restroom. This loss of bladder control leads to voiding of urine at any point. This condition is nearly twice as common in women as in men and can occur due to various medical reasons. Urinary incontinence becomes more common as one ages and with time, it starts affecting the overall quality of life of the elderly. Urinary incontinence is a topic that most people avoid talking about. This is mainly because of the lack of awareness among people coupled with the prevailing societal stigma regarding disorders that affect the bladder and bowel movements. Older people living with incontinence are made to feel...
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