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.
How Do I Know If I Have a UTI?
Is Incontinence an Issue Associated with Diabetes?
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.
7 Reasons Why Men’s Liberty Might Be A Fit for You
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.
What is the Learning Curve?
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.
Treatments for Male Incontinence
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 and Medicare
Men’s Liberty is considered under durable medical equipment (DME) and is covered by Medicare. Learn more here.
How Incontinence Support Groups Can Be Beneficial
Did you know that urinary incontinence affects millions of men around the world? Find out how Urinary Incontinence Support groups can help reduce the symptoms.
10 Foods to Avoid if You Have Urinary Incontinence
All the fluids we drink affect our urinary cycles, but some fluids (such as coffee and beer) have a greater impact, since they are diuretic bladder irritants. Even fruit juices can increase the sudden urge to urinate, as their acidic content irritates our bladders. If frequent urination at night is an issue, controlling the timing […]
Understanding Incontinence is Your Best Defense
There are some unbelievable stories that float around concerning urinary incontinence. I like to term these stories, “Incontinence myths.” I’ll do my best to explain the difference between incontinence myths and true facts, as believing the myths can harm your ability to deal effectively with you urinary incontinence.
The Ugly Truth About Diapers
It’s been a while since we talked about diapers… Truth is, many of our clients find us due to all the horrible side effects created by wearing disposable adult diapers. Earlier this week, I asked one of my assistants to give me a handful of facts regarding diapers – beginning with the environmental impact […]