Top Incontinence Products for Urinary Incontinence
Ideal For: Managing Light Incontinence
Ultra White Dry System
Secure and Comfortable
Ideal For: Moderate to heavy incontinence
Poly back sheet
Available in levels 4 – 10
Low PH Skin protection
Ideal for: Moderate to heavy incontinence
Feel just like normal underwear
Soft cotton feel back sheet
Ideal for: All levels of incontinence
Anatomically shaped for a man’s body
Masculine Blue Colour
Incontinence Caused by Bladder CancerIncontinence can occur due to the tumour or structural changes to the urethra. More frequently, it can occur due to the bladder sphincter or other bladder muscles becoming damaged by surgery. Surgery for invasive bladder cancer in particular can cause someone to lose normal bladder function. Invasive bladder cancer surgery is called a cystectomy, and involves removing some or the entire bladder. Sphincter muscles act like a valve that holds urine in or releases it when necessary. When treatment affects these muscles that carry signals to nerves, this affects your control over urination. Some people also experience a burning pain when passing urine. Chemotherapy can cause cystitis and neurotoxicity, which may also affect the bladder control. Additionally, side effects of chemotherapy such as frequent nausea and vomiting can lead to stress incontinence. This occurs due to a combination of dehydration and straining the muscles.
You can read about managing stress urinary incontinence here.
Improving Bladder FunctionIncontinence surgery is often required to compensate for the loss of bladder function after a radical cystectomy. A urostomy is a common type of urinary division operation, in which a surgeon makes a hole in your abdominal wall. A waterproof pouch is connected to the stoma to allow you to collect urine. A continent urinary diversion is a similar operation, except you are not required to use a pouch. If possible, surgeons can also create an artificial bladder for treatment. This is often known as a neobladder, which is created from a section of your bowel and attached to your urethra. It is estimated that 25% of people with a neobladder will experience incontinence in the early stages after their operation. Often, patients experience Nocturnal Enuresis. Although it might seem embarrassing, it is vital to make an appointment to see your Doctor, continence nurse or specialist physiotherapist. Specialists see people every day with incontinence, so explaining your story is nothing new to them.
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