Incontinence management

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Accidents Happen. Skin Damage Shouldn’t

Bladder leakage accidents happen. Sometimes they’re just unavoidable. It’s not uncommon to be caught short when something puts pressure on the bladder – simple things like laughing, coughing, sneezing, exercise or lifting heavy objects, including children. Rest assured, if it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. Around 4.2 million people in Australia alone are affected [...]

By | December 7th, 2018|Incontinence management, Skin Care|Comments Off on Accidents Happen. Skin Damage Shouldn’t

The importance of skin care in managing incontinence

Incontinence is the medical term used to describe accidental leakage of urine from the bladder or faecal matter from the bowel. You may be surprised to learn that Incontinence is quite common. Over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons.1 Sadly, incontinence has some serious consequences: • Impact [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Incontinence management, Skin Care|Comments Off on The importance of skin care in managing incontinence

What else can help with managing incontinence?

There are a number of causes and risk factors that can contribute to incontinence. Pregnancy and childbirth can stretch and weaken the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments, which is why incontinence is more common in women than men. As we age, our bladder muscles can become less effective, decreasing the urine storage capacity and becoming [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Incontinence management, Skin Care|Comments Off on What else can help with managing incontinence?