Incontinence can most easily be described as a loss of bladder control. Needless to say, it is considered an embarrassing condition as it can present some very unfortunate situations. We’re all susceptible to experiencing incontinence at some point in our lives. It is considered just as common as hay fever. However, it is a condition that is more prevalent in women. Approximately 25% of women over the age of 35 experience incontinence.
Incontinence in men is more common than they may let on.
This is especially true for those who have enlarged prostates or who have had prostate surgery. With that said, it’s important to note that even the healthiest people can endure bladder leakage. According to the Canadian Continence Foundation, over 3.3 million Canadians experience some form of urinary incontinence. They stress, however, that incontinence is not a disease.
“Incontinence is a symptom of something else going on in the body, and should be discussed with a healthcare professional who is interested in and knowledgeable about incontinence,” reports the Canadian Continence Foundation website, “Incontinence can always be either cured, treated, or managed successfully. There is help available – see your healthcare professional.
So what should be done if incontinence becomes a problem?
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we happily provide a comprehensive range of personal health care products such as incontinence products. They are designed to provide maximum comfort and security. Made with a contoured body shape, a soft surface that feels dry all the time and odour control, these products help to take away the embarrassment and discomfort that comes with contending with incontinence.
As always, our team will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about the best solution for your specific need.
Do you have varicose or spider veins in your legs?
Are you experiencing swelling in your feet and ankles? If so, compression stockings can provide you with the relief you need. They work wonders in keeping your legs from feeling tired and achy. As well, they help to prevent varicose and spider veins while reducing swelling in the feet and ankles. In addition, compression stockings are known for preventing dizziness when standing up.
Compression stockings work by placing pressure on the legs to improve blood vessel function. The arteries that take oxygen-rich blood to your muscles can relax. This allows the blood to flow more freely. Veins also get a boost with pushing blood back to your heart.
Compression stockings offer many other health benefits.
In addition to improving blood circulation in the legs and keeping blood from pooling in your leg veins, compression stockings can improve life in other ways. They are known to prevent ulcers, prevent blood clots in the legs and improve lymphatic drainage.
On MedicineNet.com, head and neck surgeon, Dr. Rohini Radhakrishnan informs that “compression socks are typically worn during the day and taken off during bedtime. This may vary for certain conditions, hence it’s advised to follow the recommendations by the doctor. The socks may be worn on one or both legs depending on the condition.”
At Advantage Home Health Solutions, we have certified fitters to help you choose the best compression solution to help you live better and healthier. We always ensure that you have the complete picture to make an informed decision. You will know all of the possible options so you can choose which solution is best for you.
For more information about our incontinence products and compression stockings, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 403-460-5438. You may also email us by filling out the form on our Contact page!