Millions of adults have bowel control problems, but most are reluctant to talk about this condition and seek help. Get the information you need to start the discussion, explore treatment options and help your loved one improve their quality of life.
Incontinence is a common condition in seniors. Fortunately, there are simple exercises that men and women of all ages can do to prevent and manage urinary incontinence.
Vacation and holiday plans can run into any number of speedbumps, but incontinence doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these pointers to prevent embarrassing situations and ensure that the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination itself.
Incontinence affects more than half of Americans over age 65. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to ensure symptoms don’t interfere with your summer plans.
Urinary incontinence can sometimes be caused by an overactive bladder. While there are medicinal, surgical, and therapeutic interventions to help with an overactive bladder, certain dietary changes can also be very effective.
Incontinence is an embarrassing problem prevalent in the elderly population. Here's how to deal with some common incontinence problems.
“My parent won’t wear adult diapers and it drives me nuts!” The first step in winning this battle is to strike the word diaper from your vocabulary.
Not being able to control the bladder is not only embarassing - its also a major inconvenience that impacts everyday life. But there are ways to help manage incontinence.
There are four main kinds of incontinence: stress incontinence, urge incontinence, overflow and functional incontinence.
Bladder control and incontinence medications have various side effects depending on the person taking them. Some side effects of over-active bladder (OAB) and incontinence drugs are dry mouth, blurry vision, heartburn and constipation.
Approaching the subject and talking to an elderly mother or father about incontinence and wearing adult diapers requires sensitivity and discretion.
Nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bed wetting. This can be an embarrassing and messy issue for older adults, but there are several techniques that can be used to help remedy this problem.
There are many absorbent products, sometimes called "adult diapers" for incontinence on the market. Using the proper products is important in managing leaks, maintaining skin health and reducing embarrassment.
How do doctors test for, diagnose and treat incontinence and loss of bladder control?
Learn why postmenopausal women are especially prone to urinary incontinence and what treatments are available to minimize symptoms.
Tips for caregivers on taking care of an elderly man who has bladder control problems
When the urinary system doesn't function properly, it can lead to a wide variety of senior health problems.