Today i am swapping sides. Instead of me asking the five “W’s”, i will be doing my best at answering all the questions that start with the well know (sometimes dreaded) Who, What, When, Where and Why on the subject of Incontinence In Men.
Male Incontinence is a subject that some, more than others may really struggle to chat about. Incontinence is not something to be ashamed of and should be openly talked about.Talking is the first step to getting to know which are the best products and equipment to suit your needs, because…. there is more than just one type of Incontinence.
WHO Can Have Urinary Incontinence?
Ok, so anyone can have Incontinence. It can happen at any stage throughout anyone’s life. Did your parents every say to you when you was a young kid to hold your pee in if you was traveling somewhere? (Mine did too) If this was quite regular or you held your pee in just out of habit, over time, this can develop into Incontinence. When you hold your pee in for 10 hours or more you can develop Urinary Retention, which means your bladder can’t relax, which then means even if you wanted to pee, you cant. So before you go to bed at night, remember to fully empty your bladder. Some think Incontinence is only something you can get when get older, but this isn’t the case. Urinary Incontinence can also be developed from giving birth, heredity, aging and obesity plus many more factors.
WHAT Is Incontinence?
Incontinence (Urinary Incontinence) is the unintentional passing of urine – meaning, peeing by accident. Urinary Incontinence in men can be caused by weak or damaged bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, prostate conditions or nerve damage. Please don’t ignore any other signs or symptoms of Urinary Incontinence as this could also be a red flag to some underlying ‘more’ serious medical condition. But did you know there are things you can do, to help manage your symptoms.
WHEN Do You Need To Ask For Advice?
If you begin to notice slight changes to your bladder routine. You could maybe start to note down how frequently more you are going and in what situations, such as. Waking up during the night and realising you’ve already peed. When driving on long journeys and you may have the urge to ‘go’ but cant hold it. Working out in the gym and when tensing your abdominal area and you’re ‘leaking’ a little. Or even when your relaxed and watching TV. Writing down when your Incontinence is happening could help your healthcare adviser with any questions they may have for you. If you do begin to notice a difference and its beginning to effect your lifestyle, speak to someone. Sooner rather than later. A quick visit to your health care practitioner could result in you having the answers you’ve been pondering over and for you to start enjoying life again.
As we mentioned above, some people can sometimes find it hard to ask for advice about personal problems. But there are so many places you can go to. Internet Healthcare Forums, your GP Surgery, local Pharmacist or Friends and Family. If you are someone who is suffering with Incontinence, visit the NHS Incontinence website for more detailed information and you can possibly chat to an online adviser. This may make you feel a little more relaxed and not so shy to go speak to a GP or Healthcare Practitioner in person. They are the best people to get the correct knowledge and guidance from for your symptoms. As said before, there could be more underlying medical conditions so at least if your at the Doctor’s they can give you a full M O T.
WHY Choose Bayliss Mobility For Male Incontinence Products?
Because we care about our customers and are knowledgeable on all of our products we sell. If you were to give us a call today, or your wondering which products for Male Incontinence would be best for you, we’re certain we can help. We have plenty of products to chooses from, from very reliable and well known brands.
Abri-Man Incontinence range are dermatological tested and are either T Shaped or Rectangular pads. Depending on your urine flow will depend on which Incontinence Pad you ill need. Lille Healthcare Incontinence Pads for men are a type of pad that are suitable for managing light to moderate incontinence. They are designed for smaller urinary loss, caused by bladder weakness. These feature a anatomic shape which provide for a better more comfortable fit whilst still being discreet. The Man Active Incontinence pads are ideal for anyone who lives a more active lifestyle. This is a thinner and lighter pad which can absorb up to 450ml. We have been told by customers that this pad is hardly noticeable and also very quiet.
With over 40 years between both Carol and Gary Braithwaite within the Healthcare Industry we are proud to say (with our shoulders back and heads held high) ” we know what were talking about here at Bayliss Mobility”
Visit our Incontinence Range or for more information give us a call on 01377 258 217.