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Living with Incontinence

Why do some people experience incontinence?

It is common for people to have a mixture of the different types of incontinence and there are many reasons for this such as:

Urinary Bowel
  • Weak pelvic floor muscles
  • Damage from giving birth
  • Prostate problems
  • Spinal problems
  • Nerve damage
  • Obesity
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Piles
  • Diabetes

Some people find they have ‘flare ups’ especially with bowel incontinence and every now and then they experience very bad incontinence, but when it has passed they may not have another one for a week, month or even a few years. Whether this a daily, weekly, or monthly occurrence, there are many products available to suit you. It is always recommended that you seek professional advice to help you understand, manage, and look at ways to help your incontinence.

Here are a few things that can help with urinary incontinence:

  • Do pelvic floor exercises daily
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid lifting
  • Lose excess weight
  • Cut down on caffeine
  • Reduce alcohol intake
  • Avoid spicy and acidic foods

If you are struggling or notice a change in your usual bowel movements, and/or experience symptoms such as, stomach pains, diarrhea, blood in urine or stool, or anything abnormal, it is recommended you talk to your GP or seek medical advice.

Living with incontinence:

Our products are designed to meet the different types of incontinence:

Stress incontinence – urine leaks when pressure is put on the bladder. This can happen when you laugh, sneeze, exercise etc.

Urge incontinence – this is when you suddenly have an intense urge to urinate.

Overflow incontinence – is where you cannot completely empty your bladder but rather have very frequent leaking or dribbling.

Total incontinence – this is where you cannot hold any fluid at all which results in constant leaking.

Bowel incontinence – this is where you cannot, or struggle to, control your bowel movements.

Please explore the different products here to find the one best suited for your needs.

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