Male urinary incontinence is a problem which affects millions of people in the country every year. Incontinence caused by urinary tract infections is particularly common among older men. One of the commonly suggested treatments for urinary tract infection is cranberry juice. Does it really work? Let us take a look.
Cranberry Juice and UTIs – What Does the Science Say?
Your urinary tract becomes infected when bacteria enters your bladder and clings onto the bladder wall. Cranberries contain proanthocyanidins (PACs) – a group of polyphenolic compounds which can prevent the bacteria from binding themselves to the bladder wall, thereby reducing the risk of an infection to a significant extent. This is the reason why it is widely believed that people who are suffering from infection-induced male urinary incontinence can benefit from drinking cranberry juice.
However, research shows that you will have to drink a large amount of cranberry juice concentrate – anywhere from 8 to 16 ounces every day – in order to prevent bacterial adhesion in your bladder. It might not be possible for you to drink such a large amount of juice concentrate every day.
Moreover, the amount of concentration found in most juices and juice concentrates available on the market today is not sufficient to prevent bacterial adhesion in your bladder. This is why many researchers believe that taking cranberry pills – which can provide the equivalent of an 8-ounce serving of cranberry juice concentrate – might be a better option than drinking cranberry juice.
Regardless of whether you drink cranberry juice or take cranberry pills, it is important to choose the right urine collection device to use, as it is the best way to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and manage male urinary incontinence effectively.
The Importance of Wearing the Right Urine Collection Device
One of the biggest problems with indwelling catheters and traditional external catheters – which are commonly used by people suffering from male urinary incontinence – is that your penile skin remains soaked in urine, which greatly increases the risk of UTIs.
In other words, as long as you use an indwelling catheter or a traditional external catheter, you cannot prevent UTIs – no matter how much cranberry juice you drink.
The good news is that you have a better, safer, and more effective alternative in the form of Men’s Liberty.
Men’s Liberty is a urine collection device that is non-invasive and helps you manage your condition effectively. Because it is non-invasive, you can worry less about your penile skin remaining soaked during use.
Men’s Liberty for Male Urinary Incontinence
Men’s Liberty is a compactly designed urine collection device which can fit comfortably into your underwear. Thanks to its user-friendly design, it can be attached and removed without the assistance of a third party. It can be attached to your penis with the help of an adhesive that is not made with a natural rubber latex, keeping the device firmly in place so you can worry less about pain and discomfort.
The Men’s Liberty device is designed to direct urine away from your penile skin, reducing the risk of a UTI significantly. Unlike absorption pads or diapers, it does not have to be replaced several times a day. It can be worn for up to 24 hours.
Men’s Liberty is covered (standard deductibles and co-pays apply) under Medicare as well as private health insurance plans, making it an affordable option for everyone. To place an order or to know more about Men’s Liberty solutions for male urinary incontinence, call us today at 866-414-2369 or contact us online.