Living with a male urinary incontinence catheter is not easy. It takes time to get used to it. But once you have established a routine and figured out how it functions, you won’t even notice it’s there.
The only situation that can upset the harmony of your life with a male urinary incontinence catheter is if you get a blockage or an infection. Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection (CAUTI) can cause blockages and infections, especially for those with long-term suprapubic or urethral indwelling catheters.
As you can imagine, this experience can be painful. Generally, you’d need to see your doctor to get your male urinary incontinence catheter changed. The treatment involves a course of intravenous fluids and antibiotics, and a stay in the hospital for a few days.
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Urinary incontinence is a condition wherein you are unable to prevent or control the discharge of urine. Data shows that nearly 15% of men over the age of 60 suffer from incontinence. A vast majority of men tend to develop incontinence as a result of prostate troubles, neurological problems, diabetes, or urinary tract infections. Urinary […]
The hydrocolloid material used in Men’s Liberty is designed to adhere to your skin for up to 24 hours. If you have been wearing Men’s Liberty and now your wear time has reduced, there are a few things that you can check to ensure that you can regain a consistent wear time.
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.
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.