A Guide to Causes Behind Male Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is among the most frustrating health conditions that can affect a person. Male urinary incontinence involves a loss of urine that’s completely unintentional. For some men, this issue can be brought about by stress. For others, it may involve a sudden urge to urinate that can’t be prevented. This is a serious condition […]

How does incontinence affect other health? 

Living with incontinence can have an impact on your overall health, particularly your emotional health. Knowing what to expect can help you improve and protect yourself. It is possible to enjoy a good quality of life with incontinence. These tips can help.   Incontinence can increase stress levels It is estimated that nearly half of […]

What does my insurance cover when it comes to incontinence – Here are some typical coverages by major insurance plans. 

Consumable supplies These include things like absorbent diapers and pads. They are not typically covered by Medicare or private insurance but may be covered by Medicaid.   Durable supplies These are things like catheters. They are typically covered by private insurers, Medicaid and Medicare. Men’s Liberty is a unique kind of catheter and is covered […]

Most common infections from loss of bladder control – Here are some common infections found from incontinence 

Yeast infections Certain kinds of incontinence management systems put the skin at significant risk for infection. Absorbents and condom catheters, for example, expose the skin to too much moisture. Yeast or candida thrives in warm, moist conditions and when left untreated, can be painful.    UTI or urinary tract infections The male urinary system includes […]

Age doesn’t matter – Bladder loss can happen at any age

Urinary incontinence or the accidental leakage of urine can happen at any age. Here are some of the most common causes.   Nerve damage Over time, diabetes can lead to nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. One consequence is incontinence, which can happen at any age. Because nerves send signals that communicate between the brain and […]

I don’t like my doctor or his suggestions about my incontinence 

It’s ok to change your doctor. Here are some signs to know when it’s right to change:   Your doctor doesn’t seem to listen or understand your concerns Managing incontinence can be unnecessarily challenging without the right doctor or medical advice. Part of getting to the right advice is listening closely. If your doctor brushes […]

Keep it clean – Tips on keeping catheters clean and staying sanitary

Soap and water are the most important tools for keeping catheters clean and staying sanitary. Here’s your game plan. Lather up According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) removing germs with handwashing can help prevent colds, diarrhea, respiratory infections, and even eye and skin infections. Handwashing is also important for keeping your catheter clean […]

How Your Bladder Changes with Age

The bladder is an organ that we use every day, and yet for most of us, we don’t really stop to think about our bladder or how it functions until it stops working correctly. When this happens, we embark upon a crash course in bladder information, from anatomy and architecture to form and function. For […]

Why Diet Matters When Suffering From Incontinence

Unfortunately, there is no “diet” to cure incontinence. On the other hand, what you are eating can have an important effect on the issues you may be facing. When suffering from incontinence, it is important to understand all the ways that you can help to manage your problems. Read on to learn more about how […]