With so many different disposable incontinence pads available in the marketplace choosing the best pad for the needs of you or your loved one can become onerous and confusing. Here are some tips to consider that may simplify the choices you make;
Toilet accessibility may need to be addressed if you or a family member needs to visit the toilet frequently because of a bladder or bowel problem.
Small changes can have a big impact, and it starts with altering physical barriers and daily routine.
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are a relatively common, but unpleasant problem which affects the bladder and/or kidneys. Symptoms may include; changes in bladder habits, burning pain with urination, back or tummy pain, urinary urgency, incontinence, a high fever and even delirium if left untreated.
Terry Wesselink is our Continence and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist – she adds to our Blogging repertoire:
As a physiotherapist working in pelvic floor health, I am often surprised by how little my patients know about incontinence. Often my patients think I will be shocked by their problem, or that they are simply wasting my time. I often hear phrases like: “I’ve never told anyone but..” ; “My mum says it runs in the family and I just need to get used to it.” ; “I’m too young to have this problem..” ; “Men don’t leak.”
A few weeks ago my youngest child officially transitioned from childhood – to teenager. Being a December baby his birthday marks the closing of the school year, the beginning of summer holidays and the end of the calendar year.