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Incontinence

Incontinence is medically defined as the involuntary leakage or release of excretory functions.

Incontinence can be a sensitive and personal issue, which can lead to a reduction in quality of life. Bowel and bladder control problems may occur from a variety of medical issues including pregnancy, old age, infection, disease, or surgical recovery. Incontinence may be a passive variety as general leakage without stimulation, or an active variety as leakage that occurs when the body is put into some sort of stress such as sneezing or athletic activity. Leakage may vary from several drops to complete bladder emptying. A feeling of urgency may or may not accompany the incontinence. Seek medical advice for incontinence as it may be a sign of infection or a symptom of an underlying condition. A medical professional will be able to assess if the incontinence symptoms could be treated with medication, intervention therapies, surgery, or behavioral techniques.

While incontinence can be an embarrassing topic to discuss, it is important to note that it is a common issue. Many people have bowel/fecal incontinence or urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. Over 200 million people worldwide, in fact. Approximately 30% of sufferers of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) report some form of colonic incontinence, 24% of all women between 18-44 years old have experienced bladder control problems, and over 51% of people over 65 years old report some form of incontinence. There is no need to suffer in silence.

A wide variety of incontinence products are available to help manage the symptoms of bowel or bladder control. According to the CDC, the average cost was estimated at $4,100 per person for incontinence supplies. Budget Medical Supplies seeks to provide these necessary incontinence products at the lowest price possible, to ease this financial burden. Get your hygiene supplies at discount prices.

When considering incontinence products, keep in mind that there are many different types for different situations. Adult absorbent undergarments may provide daily protection when you’re out and about. Underpads may provide night time protection while you sleep, protecting your mattress from leakage. Pessaries or clamps are medical devices that may prevent leakage by adding an additional pressure to the urethra. Be sure to choose the right product for your lifestyle. Often, buying several different types will cover your day time and night time needs. These products are designed to instill confidence and increase your quality of life. So select the ones that will discreetly whisk away all moisture and allow you to maintain a comfortable level of activity. 

Whether it is for an occasional dribble or for full control, find what you need in just a few clicks.