Are Prescription Drugs the Answer?
I’m sure most of you feel the same way as I do when you’re watching TV and one of those urinary incontinence commercials pops up from the drug manufacturers. The purpose of the commercial is to inform the viewer that urinary incontinence symptoms will cease when you take “the little colored” pill. The first things you see and hear are all of the good things about their drugs for incontinence …then, you hear the less than good news; you know… “tell your doctor if you have this or that health conditions” or “if you have difficulty breathing, call your doctor immediately” or “if you get swelling of the face, throat or tongue, call your doctor immediately” and the one that always scares me the most, “in certain instances this drug can cause death”. What? Did I hear that right, “this drug can cause death”. Forget that nonsense!
The drug company is literally asking us to take a drug that has the possibility of causing death because the viewer may have to go to the bathroom more often than usual or because he may wet his pants occasionally …No thank you, Mr. Drug Company!
You Have a Choice
I always believe that every man should speak with their personal healthcare professional about their incontinence. Just remember, it’s your health, so it’s up to you to decide how you want to treat your incontinence! So, why are the drug companies making these drugs for your doctor to consider prescribing to you that could cause death?
I’ll tell you what’s going on. Drug companies always follow the numbers. The numbers drive the decisions as to whether or not they should invest in developing a new drug for an illness. But, keep in mind that urinary incontinence is not an illness…it’s a condition that can be effectively managed. I can assure you that you will never ever read a death certificate that has urinary incontinence listed as the cause of death. So, if it’s not an illness, why have several drug companies bothered to invest millions of dollars to develop drugs that simply allay the symptoms of urinary incontinence?
Should you take drugs for incontinence for the rest of your life?
The answer to that question is that drug companies have studied the numbers and found that as many as 47 million Americans, 40 years of age or older, have overactive bladder symptoms, also known as OAB. These symptoms include a sudden urgency to urinate, which can sometimes lead to accidental wetting. Is that a reason to take “the little colored pill” for the rest of your life? Again, I say, “I don’t think so!” Especially when you consider all of those horrible side effects that they mention on the TV commercials.
A better solution is to approach early symptoms of urinary incontinence with an understanding of the condition as well as knowledge of the alternative products that have a proven history of successfully dealing with male incontinence. Don’t be fooled by the overwhelming number of TV commercials by the numerous drug companies. They don’t have to tell you what you should be doing…your own instincts and common sense tells you that there is a better way to deal with your urinary incontinence.
We all know that better way is the Men’s Liberty. Men’s Liberty is the only external urine collection device in the world that not only is a sensible alternative to drugs for incontinence, but also replaces unsanitary diapers and dangerous condom catheters for men with urinary incontinence.
So, you might ask, how does it work? Men’s Liberty is made from our proprietary medical adhesive, hydrocolloid, which creates a secure, skin friendly seal around the urinary opening to ensure that all urine caused by leakage is collected in a small pouch that hides discreetly in your pants. Simpler, better, and definitely safer than the alternatives.
BioDerm provides an excellent training program for application and use of the product. Another benefit is that Medicare helps pay for the Men’s Liberty external catheters; Medicare does not pay for diapers or absorbents that you purchase from your local drugstore.
Call our care team today at 1 800 814 3174. They are here to help you.