Before you go to your doctor, it is essential to gather some data to arrive at your visit prepared. Coming to your visit prepared will allow you to gain insight into your incontinence, and it will help your doctor find a quicker and more precise solution.
First, you should keep a bladder diary. You should note how often you go to the bathroom when the incontinence happens, how frequently it occurs, and whether anything, in particular, seems to aggravate it, such as laughing or specific foods you eat. The NAFC has an excellent template for a bladder diary.
Secondly, you should prepare a list of questions to ask your doctor. Questions will help you get the correct information and answers on the day of the visit.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are more common in women, but men can experience them too. UTIs will happen when bacteria infect the urinary tract. These infections often come from the skin or rectum and can occur anywhere along the male urinary tract, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra.
Unfortunately, men who have diabetes often also suffer from incontinence. The exact link between diabetes and incontinence is still unknown.
One thought is that the body experiences nerve damage. If blood sugar levels are not brought under control, neuropathy or nerve damage can occur. Nerve signals within the bladder and urethra are how we hold and relax to release urine. If they get damaged, then incontinence can occur.
Men’s Liberty is the first truly innovative device for men’s urinary incontinence that keeps men dry 24/7. It features a completely external design, a skin friendly hydrocolloid adhesive and a secure seal for 24+ hours. Men’s Liberty is the discreet, dignified and dependable option for managing urinary incontinence.
Simply put – the learning curve is a 2-3 day period needed for you to rid your skin of moisture to ensure the full adhesion time for Men’s Liberty. Your skin holds in moisture, naturally. In addition to the natural moisture content of your skin, the soap lotion or oils that you use daily can add more moisture to your skin. Men’s Liberty uses a proprietary adhesive called Hydrocolloid. A moist environment will lessen the adhesive qualities of the Hydrocolloid. During the first few days of wear-time, you may not have a full 24-hour wear-time from the Men’s Liberty due to the moisture content of your skin.
Urinary incontinence is a very common issue. In fact, in the U.S. alone, approximately 25 million adults experience some form of it. There are so many options available today making male incontinence very manageable and sometimes treatable, depending on the severity. If you and your doctor have ruled out these possibilities and you are needing a different solution, it is important to understand when each product should be used and their potential side effects.
Men’s Liberty is considered under durable medical equipment (DME) and is covered by Medicare. Learn more here.
There are so many factors that can lead to incontinence. Some of these factors being health, diet, or disease. In addition, there are many levels of severity from stress to overflow to full incontinence. It is important to check with your doctor to explore and understand your symptoms. Learn more here.
Incontinence can often be a symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease. Learn more here.
When someone you love suffers from male urinary incontinence, you can help him cope with this condition in various ways. Learn more here.