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Urinary Incontinence: Think Before You Drink

by Chelsea Wardach November 06, 2012 1 min read

What and how much you drink matters when it comes to urinary incontinence.

Caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda, and acidic drinks, like citrus juice, can irritate your bladder and cause you to produce more urine. Alcoholic beverages also act as a diuretic and can quickly stimulate your bladder.

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Best Mattress Protection for Adult Bedwetting

by Bryan Mercer October 30, 2012 2 min read

If you’re part of the 2% of American adults who suffer from a lack of bladder control during sleep, or you’re caring for someone who is, you know that dealing with soiled beds can be expensive, stressful, and time consuming. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Protect your investment by covering your mattress in a waterproof product.
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Urinary Incontinence: Get Ready to See Your Doctor

by Chelsea Wardach October 25, 2012 2 min read

Before you schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor about the bladder leakage you’ve been experiencing recently, you need to be prepared. Use these tips to help you and your doctor better understand your urinary incontinence issues.
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Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Urinary Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach October 23, 2012 2 min read

Visiting your doctor is the first step to treating urinary incontinence. To prepare for your appointment, create a list of questions to ask your doctor so you can better understand your bladder control issues. Here’s a few to get you started.
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Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles With Vaginal Weights

by Chelsea Wardach October 16, 2012 1 min read

What are vaginal weights?

Vaginal weights, or cones, are training aids that help locate and strengthen pelvic floor muscles that may have been weakened due to pregnancy, childbirth, medication or age. Vaginal weights come in 5-6 different weights starting at less than one ounce.

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3 Steps to Healthy Skin While Managing Incontinence

by Bryan Mercer October 08, 2012 1 min read

Skin health is crucial when you’re managing urinary incontinence. Without proper perineal care, pressure ulcers and diaper rashes may develop, resulting in great discomfort and skin breakdown. We recommend a three-step approach to incontinence skin care.
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Bladder Problems After Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach September 27, 2012 2 min read

It’s common for women to experience stress incontinence. This means that something as simple as lifting or laughing can cause a leak. As the uterus expanded for the growing baby during pregnancy, more pressure or “stress” was put on the bladder and the pelvic floor muscles may have been weakened.
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Overactive Bladder: 6 Tips that Help

by Chelsea Wardach September 20, 2012 2 min read

If you’re constantly running to the bathroom or feel like your bladder is never fully empty, you may have an overactive bladder. Fortunately, there are simple things you can do that can help with strong urges.
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Prevent Diaper Rash When Using Adult Diapers

by Chelsea Wardach September 13, 2012 2 min read

People who suffer from incontinence have more to worry about other than just a leak: skin irritation and infections can plague users of adult diapers (briefs) and adult pull ons. A lack of air flow, damp conditions, and especially stale urine or stool causes the skin to break down and causes painful and dangerous diaper rash, sores, and yeast infections.
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Which Incontinence Supplies Are Right for Me?

by Chelsea Wardach September 03, 2012 2 min read

DO I ONLY NEED PROTECTION FROM URINARY INCONTINENCE?

For the most part, urinary-only incontinence for active people can be controlled by pads for women and guards for men. These lightweight, absorbent products are discreet, fit in regular underwear, and offer all levels of protection.

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Urinary Incontinence: What’s Your Type?

by Chelsea Wardach September 02, 2012 2 min read

Urinary incontinence is the inability to control one’s bladder emptying. This common, yet treatable, condition affects about 25 million American adults and 200 million adults worldwide. While the pain and embarrassment of incontinence is similar, the cause and type can differ greatly. Read below to find out what type of incontinence you may have.
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Welcome to Our New Blog!

by Chelsea Wardach September 01, 2012 1 min read

Hello and welcome! At National Incontinence, we are excited to announce our new blog dedicated to helping you or your loved one manage bladder leakage while living a full life. Here are a few things we’ll be discussing every week...
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