Thursday, 28 June 2012

Caring for others

Caring for someone with incontinence can be demanding, whether an acquaintance or family member. Developing a management plan - or a routine care - is a method you can take to organize your time and resources to be better able to take care of not only loved, but also of yourself.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Available resources for incontinence

A person with incontinence is not required to manage it by yourself. Incontinence is much more common than you think. And contrary to popular belief, this is not a particular problem for seniors, incontinence can equally affect young adolescents. In Canada, 3.3 million older people (about 10% of the population!) are affected by a type of urinary incontinence.

It is estimated that incontinence is not part of the phenomena of the normal aging process. She strikes up to 50% of women 45 and older, and about 16% of men aged 40 years.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

To start

If the bladder control (urinary incontinence) starts to become problematic because you leak urine, you're probably wondering what you should do. You might like to know if this is a phenomenon caused by advancing age, and you wonder about the cause of this problem, and what you can do to take charge. It must first rule out any preconceived ideas that bothers you: urinary incontinence is not part of the normal aging process. Incontinence is not a disease but a symptom of a medical condition.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Surgical solutions for Incontinence

Surgery may be recommended for some people to solve their problem of incontinence. 

Many surgeries can be performed to treat urinary incontinence, including:

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Drugs for incontinence

Antispasmodics

These drugs, including anticholinergics and smooth muscle relaxants, have a calming effect on the bladder. Not only do they have a relaxing effect on smooth muscle of the bladder, but they prevent contractions, or spasms of the bladder. They are effective but can cause many side effects, especially a dry mouth.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Incontinence: Medical devices for women

The intraurethral device

Intraurethral device looks like a buffer, and it is inserted into the urethra (the tube that allows urine to pass from the bladder to the outside of the body) to prevent leakage of urine. It is better to use the intra-urethral devices in situations where incontinence is predictable as a game of tennis, jogging daily, a movie or a play funny - any activity likely to produce incontinence of urine in the effort. And when you urinate, you simply remove the device.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Urinary incontinence: Behavioral treatments - II

Bladder training

This is an extremely useful technique that can help you regulate the frequency of your trips to the bathroom. It is used alone or in combination with other therapies. It is particularly useful in the treatment of urge incontinence, the incontinence and mixed incontinence.

In fact, after feeling the urge to urinate, you train to wait at least 10 minutes before going to the toilet. Over time, you can gradually increase this time so that a urinating every 2 hours or 4 hours.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Urinary incontinence: Behavioral treatments - I

Often, simply perform simple behavioral changes to reduce or eliminate incontinence.

Weight loss

Overweight and obesity in particular, may play a role in incontinence, since excess fat may put pressure on the bladder and surrounding muscles. A small weight loss might give favorable results.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Urinary incontinence: Absorbent products

Absorbent products you provide physical protection against leakage of urine. They are designed to let in and hold urine in order to keep your skin dry. You have the choice between disposable and reusable style. These discrete absorbent products allow you to continue to lead active lives and do not interfere either with your social life, because no one will guess their presence.

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Monday, 11 June 2012

What is urinary incontinence?

Incontinence is not a disease but a symptom of a health problem underlying. Neglected, it can lead to isolation, stigmatization, feelings of discomfort and even depression. But another good source tells us he can still be managed effectively and that very often it heals.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

5 strategies for a worry-free nightout

You are about to put you on your thirty-one for a night on the town? Do not let incontinence spoil your evening! Learn to manage incontinence to have a worry free evening.

You have everything for your night out: the perfect place to book at your favorite restaurant, fellow dream. 

Incontinence should be the least of your worries - do not let it spoil your night of fun! Here are five strategies to be implemented without concern for output:

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Hypertension

Sometimes you have to stop moving fast the right questions to get more information. Instead of trying to remember the questions you want ask your doctor during your visit, try to prepare a list of questions to bring with you. This will save time and ensure you get the answer to all your questions.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Your doctor has the magic wand

Since your doctor is probably the person who detected high blood pressure, it is important that you work together to effectively manage. By knowing your medical history and medications you are currently taking, a family physician is well placed to provide expert advice on the treatment of high blood pressure and make suggestions to help bring down over time.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

A Helping Hand

Normalizing your blood pressure does not happen overnight, but it can be done over time. With the help of health professionals and people around you, you can make choices that you can succeed and possibly live longer and healthier.

The health professionals, friends and family members are all very good resources. A family physician should encourage changes in lifestyle and sense may prescribe one or more medications to help deal with high blood pressure. Pharmacists are here to discuss your condition and may suggest ways to deal with, especially if the failure to remember to take your medication every day is a problem.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Continue medication for hypertension

With appropriate medication, people with hypertension live longer and healthier. It may be necessary to take drugs for long periods, sometimes for the rest of his life, to reduce the risk of complications from hypertension.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Control of blood pressure

To prevent a stroke or heart attack, and reduce the damage to internal organs, it is important to establish an objective which aims to support blood pressure. Many people realize this objective through the use of physicians, pharmacists, members of their family and friends.

Antihypertensive treatment always involves changes to your lifestyle and your diet. If blood pressure of a person does not drop after the implementation of changes in lifestyle and diet, a doctor may add medication treatment effect. Even with the addition of a drug, the partnership lifestyle-diet remains a component of treatment against this disorder.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Change for the better

To maintain its goal of reducing blood pressure, we must continue to integrate healthy lifestyle choices even when the desired blood pressure level is reached. Such choices include things a person can do everyday to continue to keep blood pressure under control and prevent complications related to hypertension.

Preventing complications requires doing everything possible to improve the overall health and well-being. Ask your doctor about ways to quit smoking. Eat more fruits and vegetables to increase your daily intake of vitamins and minerals. Maintain a regular schedule of physical activity is another way to prevent complications.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Risk factors and related disorders of Hypertension

Several factors increase the risk of hypertension. Some of the most common factors that you can not control and that increase your risk:
  •     Age: The risk of developing hypertension increases with age. If you are over 65, you have 50% chance of being hypertensive.
  •     Ethnicity: People of South Asian descent, Aboriginal or First Nations and Inuit people of African descent have higher rates of hypertension.
  •     Family history: You have 20% chance of developing hypertension if one of your parents was hypertensive. If both your parents were affected by this disease, your chances increase to 33%.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Changes in lifestyle


To lower blood pressure, among other must make changes to their lifestyle. A doctor may recommend several of these changes to achieve a goal. These changes are always the first step in treating for hypertension, there is increasing daily physical activity and the fact of making healthy food choices. This can be done in combination with a drug or not, depending on the stage of hypertension.