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 […]

Be in control, don’t let your bladder control you. Here’s how…

Involuntary loss of urine, or incontinence, is fairly common. The good news is there are things you can do to get better control of your bladder. Options include a range from lifestyle changes to surgery. There is an option that’s right for you.    Track your habits to avoid trouble Three places to look for […]

Do I have a UTI? – Know the symptoms of a Urinary Tract Infection

Urinary Tract Infections, also commonly called UTIs, involve parts of the body concerned with the production, storage, and excretion of urine. These are the urethra, kidneys, bladder, and ureters. Infection can impact the lower or upper tract. The following includes some symptoms to look out for. If you have concerning symptoms, contact your healthcare provider. […]