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Incontinence Briefs for Bariatric Patients

by Chelsea Wardach August 19, 2014 1 min read

Incontinence products come in a wide range of sizes from extra small to XL+. Heavier individuals may find it difficult to find larger sized briefs in brick and mortar stores. Fortunately, National Incontinence carries a variety of XL+ products for bariatric patients.
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Using Vaginal Weights after Pregnancy

by Chelsea Wardach August 12, 2014 2 min read

“I am several months post-partum and I’m still having troubling with leakage problems. I’ve heard about exercise weights that I can use to tone my vaginal muscles. Can you tell me more about these weights?”
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New McKesson Products Added to National Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach August 07, 2014 1 min read

This past week, we’ve added 10 new products to our site. These incontinence products are all value-priced and manufactured by McKesson, which provides health products for long term care facilities, home health agencies and HME suppliers. Among the new products, one is an incontinence pad, five are briefs, two are pull ups and the last two are waterproof underpads.
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Losing Weight to Improve Bladder Control

by Chelsea Wardach August 05, 2014 2 min read

“I am overweight and I have problems controlling my bladder. Sometimes I have accidents and it’s so embarrassing! My friend mentioned suggested that I lose weight to help stop the leaks. Is this true – will losing weight improve my incontinence problem?”
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Depend Products Among Nielsen’s Breakthrough Winners 2014

by Chelsea Wardach July 31, 2014 2 min read

Since 2011, global data company Nielsen releases a list of innovative products that aim to “fill an unmet consumer need.” This year’s Breakthrough Innovation winners include Depend’s Silhouette Brief for Women and Real Fit Briefs for Men.
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Drop Your Pants for Incontinence Awareness

by Chelsea Wardach July 29, 2014 2 min read

Depend wants you to drop your pants.

Yes, you read that right. The “Drop Your Pants for Underwareness” campaign is Kimberly-Clark’s latest push to reduce stigma associated with incontinence and wearing adult briefs and underwear.

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Study: Female Triathletes at Risk for Pelvic Disorders

by Chelsea Wardach July 24, 2014 1 min read

A new study has found that 1 in 3 female triathletes suffer from pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence.

Researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) surveyed 311 (median age range of 35-44) who participated in triathlete groups. Eighty two percent of these women were currently training for a triathlon.

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Chicago Company Limits Employee Bathroom Breaks to Six Minutes

by Chelsea Wardach July 22, 2014 1 min read

Last week, an unusual story came out of New York, where a Chicago-based hardware company reportedly limits employees to a 6-minute bathroom break each day in attempts to increase worker productivity.
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Best Incontinence Supplies for Bedridden Loved Ones

by Chelsea Wardach July 17, 2014 2 min read

Skin health and personal hygiene are critical when taking care of a loved one who is both incontinent and bedridden. Staying in bed for long hours, while wearing an adult diaper can cause painful pressure sores (bed sores) on the skin. If left untreated, pressure sores can be deadly.
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NAFC Releases Updated Male Stress Incontinence Resources

by Bryan Mercer July 10, 2014 2 min read

Many men who experience incontinence are often reluctant to seek help about their bladder problems. They feel embarrassed, yet would suffer in silence than go to the doctor’s. Oftentimes, they’ll scour the Internet to figure out what’s going on with their body and what they can do to stop the leakage.
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Guidelines for Managing Incontinence after Prostate Surgery

by Chelsea Wardach July 08, 2014 2 min read

One of the most common and frustrating side effects of prostate surgery is urinary incontinence. It affects about half of all patients who undergo surgery, interfering with social, work and sexual life. The most common type of incontinence patients will experience is stress incontinence.
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What You Need to Know about Functional Incontinence

by Chelsea Wardach July 03, 2014 2 min read

There are several type of urinary incontinences. We’ve talked extensively about stress incontinence and urge incontinence, however there is one type of incontinence you may not know much about: functional incontinence.
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