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Using Attends Adult Diapers and Lifestyle Changes to Manage Incontinence

Using Attends Adult Diapers and Lifestyle Changes to Manage Incontinence

When someone is first diagnosed with autism or a caregiver is looking for ways to help deal with the problem one of the first things that needs to be done is to find the right incontinence product to meet the needs of the person who is experiencing incontinence. There is wide variety of different types of incontinence supplies. One of the most widely used brands of incontinence products is the Attends brand. There are many different reasons that incontinence sufferers turn to using Attends diapers and other Attends incontinence supplies to help them manage their incontinence. Here is a few of those reasons-

Attends offers a wide variety of incontinence supplies-The Attends line of incontinence supplies includes everything from Attends adult diapers to incontinence underwear for youth. Incontinence sufferers can also find incontinence pads that can be used alone or in conjunction with any of the Attends adult diapers or Attend incontinence undergarments. This wide variety of incontinence supplies provides one stop shopping for most incontinence sufferers.

Attends offers a wide range of absorbencies- Not all incontinence is the same which means that each incontinence sufferer will need to find the right type of absorbency to meet his or her needs. Attends even offers overnight protection in certain styles of incontinence undergarments.

Using an adult diaper or other incontinence product is not the only step that you should take when trying to manage incontinence. There are many different lifestyle changes that can made that will help to reduce the symptoms of incontinence. These lifestyle changes should be made in conjunction with using the right incontinence product and seeking medical treatment. Lifestyle changes that can reduce incontinence symptoms are-

Maintaining a healthy weight- The extra weight that you are carrying not only puts stress and strain on your heart and lungs but the muscles that support your urinary and bowel systems as well. If you are overweight losing weight can often make incontinence symptoms less severe and if you are at a healthy weight staying that way can keep your incontinence from getting worse.

Not smoking- It has been clearly proven that smoking is a bladder irritant. In addition, many smokers develop a deep cough that can put extra stress on the pelvic floor muscles. The bottom line is that if you smoke and you have incontinence you need to stop and most of all if you don’t smoke, don’t start.

Avoiding food and beverages that can be bladder irritants- There are many different food and drinks that can make incontinence worse. Alcohol, citrus, chocolate, spicy drinks and food should be avoided. Many incontinence patients choose to work with a nutritionist in order to help them better manage their incontinence symptoms. In addition, it can be helpful to keep a diary of what food and drinks tend to make your incontinence worse.

Staying hydrated- There is a mistaken assumption that if you have incontinence and drink less than your symptoms will go away. This is definitely not true. If you have incontinence and do not stay hydrated your urine will become more concentrated and this can even make your incontinence symptoms worse. In addition, if you suffer from bowel incontinence becoming dehydrated can make those symptoms worse, as well.

Getting regular exercise (including Kegel exercises)- One of the first recommendations that many doctors make when their patients come to them with complaints about incontinence is to exercise. You should check with your doctor about specific recommendations for exercise to fit your health status. Finally, for many incontinence patients doing Kegel exercises can bring about a significant reduction in incontinence symptoms.