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Study: Urinary Incontinence Raises Depression Risk in Older Women

by Chelsea Wardach April 01, 2014 2 min read

A new study from the Harvard Medical School in Boston suggests that incontinence may raise the risk of depression in older women. The study was published in the April issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

The study included 4,511 women who were enrolled in the population-based Health and Retirement Study cohort.

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Incontinence is Not Just an Old People Problem

by Chelsea Wardach March 27, 2014 2 min read

When most people think of adult diapers, they tend to think of the elderly. Old people lose control over their bladders all the time and adult diapers are there to help. Surely someone young, say in their 30’s, would never need to wear diapers. Why would they need to? Their bodies are healthy; their bladders are strong. Adult diapers won’t be a necessity until you’re at least 80. Right?
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Choosing Between Disposable and Reusable Incontinence Briefs

by Chelsea Wardach March 25, 2014 2 min read

When you’re first choosing incontinence products, you’re typically presented the options of disposable and reusable. Disposable briefs are ideal for those with heavy incontinence. They’re usually more absorbent than reusable briefs, featuring thick polymers that wick urine away from the skin. Disposable briefs are available in two styles: adult diapers (also called adult briefs) or adult pull ups (also called protective underwear).
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Using a Vibrating Watch to Treat Overactive Bladder (OAB)

by Chelsea Wardach March 04, 2014 2 min read

An overactive bladder (OAB) can cause great disruptions in one’s life. People with OAB experience frequent and sudden bladder spasms, and sometimes can’t even make it to the bathroom in time (urge incontinence). Overactive bladder can affect one’s work, relationships, social life and self-esteem. Fortunately there are many ways to treat the condition.
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What Incontinence Products are Available for Women?

by Chelsea Wardach February 27, 2014 2 min read

For women who are new to wearing incontinence products, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming due to the vast options available. The main things to remember when choosing incontinence products are to pick the right size and absorbency level. This will also play a role in how comfortable the undergarment will be. Read below to get familiar with the different types of incontinence products for women.
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Waterproof Bedding for Restless Sleepers

by Chelsea Wardach February 18, 2014 2 min read

“I currently sleep on top of waterproof bed pads to keep my mattress dry at night. However, I move around a lot and the pad does not stay put. My bed ends up getting wet. What options do I have?”
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What Incontinence Products are Available for Men?

by Chelsea Wardach February 13, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million men and women in the United States. Men are less likely to be diagnosed than women because they are often reluctant to talk about the problem with their doctor.

While incontinence affects elderly men more than younger men, the condition should not be considered as a normal sign of aging.

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Understanding the Difference between Bladder Pads and Menstrual Pads

by Chelsea Wardach February 06, 2014 1 min read

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Managing Diet to Improve Incontinence Symptoms

by Chelsea Wardach January 30, 2014 2 min read

Urinary incontinence can be caused by a variety of factors including weak pelvic floor muscles, spinal cord injury and prostate problems. What you eat and drink can also play a role in accidental leakage. Here are three tips on how you can manage your diet to improve your bladder control problems.
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How to Choose an Incontinence Pad

by Chelsea Wardach January 28, 2014 2 min read

“I’m experiencing some light bladder leakage. I was told to use incontinence pads but I’ve never used one before and don’t know how to choose one. What features should I be looking for when choosing an incontinence pad?”
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How to Protect Your Mattress from Adult Bedwetting

by Chelsea Wardach January 23, 2014 2 min read

Mattress protection is critical when dealing with adult bedwetting. Disposable products, such as adult briefs and protective underwear, may help protect the mattress, but accidents can happen. If you or your loved one experiences enuresis at night, there are various waterproof pads that can be used to keep the mattress dry and clean.
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Best Ways to Get Better Bladder Control in 2014

by Chelsea Wardach January 02, 2014 3 min read

Twenty-fourteen is finally here! Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions to better themselves or some aspect of their life. This year, we encourage you to make goals to improve your bladder habits, and ultimately gain control over your leaky bladder.
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