Incontinence is the lack or loss of voluntary control one’s excretory functions; the term is a contraction of a complete expression, such as "incontinence of urine" or "incontinence of feces". We acknowledge this is a sensitive subject and urge all anyone facing these issues to consult a doctor for help. In many cases, incontinence can be cured, and it can always be managed. Medication and diet can help reduce the incidence of these issues.
Of the two types of incontinence, urinary incontinence is by far more common. And of the estimated 19 million North American adults who have urinary incontinence, 80 percent are women and 20 percent are men. The severity of male urinary incontinence or female urinary incontinence can range from partial to complete loss of bladder control. Suffers may experience varying degrees of urine loss, and the incontinence may change over time. For example, people with light incontinence may leak a little when they laugh or cough, while those with heavy incontinence may be experiencing continuous leakage. No two people are alike, and no two people are affected by incontinence the same way.
From adult diapers to cleansing wipes, 1800Wheelchair.com has a variety of incontinence supplies to suit your needs. Our staff is ready to answer your questions and make sure you receive incontinence care products that ensure dignity, comfort and performance.