Learn about the symptoms and causes of incontinence in men and what treatments and products are available to help.
Do you get overwhelmed at the dizzying array of choices in the cereal aisle of your grocery store? If so, choosing incontinence products may leave you with the same oh-my-goodness reaction. Not to worry. We’re here to help you sort through the options and choose the products that are right for you, or for someone you care for.
Does this sound familiar?
You’ve experienced a few urine leaks, maybe even an embarrassing moment or two. You shrug it off, assuming it’s something that just happens. Over time, the word “incontinence” slowly enters your mind.
After a long day, how great does it feel to climb into a cozy bed? Maybe it’s time for some mindless TV or a few pages of a good book before you turn in. Or maybe you can’t wait to turn out the lights and close your eyes.
When you leave the house, do you leave with the nagging fear that you might have one of those sudden urges to pee? The kind of urge that means you can never be more than a few yards from a restroom and are always worried that you’ll have an accident? If so, you may be among the millions living with a condition known as overactive bladder (OAB).
Of all the personal topics out there, fecal incontinence is one of the toughest to discuss. The condition is also known as bowel control problems, fecal incontinence, or accidental bowel leakage (ABL). By any name, living with this condition is a pain in the backside (if you’ll forgive the pun), often causing distress and embarrassment.
The naturalist John Muir said it best, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” Whether it’s a heart-pumping summit or a nice little trail in the neighborhood, there’s something positively joyful about taking a hike.
Don’t Let Incontinence Keep You Out of the Garden! For millions of people, playing in the dirt is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In fact, about a quarter of all American households garden.
If you’ve been experiencing a little (or a lot!) of leaking due to incontinence, it may be tempting to grab a maxi pad from the bathroom cabinet and hope for the best. After all, a pad is a pad, right? Could there really be that much difference between a pad meant to protect someone with incontinence and one meant to protect someone who has her period?
Is it an Accident or Is it Incontinence? How to Tell When a Little Pee Is More Than Just a Little Annoyance.
Yes, leaks do happen. You might be laughing with a friend or out for a quick run or just checking your email, and suddenly you feel a little dribble.