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What is Urinary Incontinence?

As we go about our lives, we tend to take many of our bodily functions for granted. One such bodily function is bladder control: We think nothing of it most of the time, but once we lose it, it quickly becomes a huge concern. Here’s a brief overview of urinary incontinence and what you can do about it:

  • Understanding Urinary Incontinence - Simply stated, urinary incontinence refers to the loss of control of your bladder. It can vary from a tiny amount during a sneeze to complete loss of control. Incontinence can be caused by alcohol, over-hydration, a urinary tract infection, and a variety of other factors. Urinary incontinence can be extremely embarrassing and should be taken care of as soon as possible.
  • Health Risks - Unfortunately, embarrassment isn’t the only effect of incontinence. Constantly wet skin can lead to rashes and skin infection, and urinary incontinence may even increase your risk of urinary tract infections. Also, incontinence can greatly limit your daily activities for fear of embarrassment, deeply affecting the quality of your life.
  • What You Can Do about It - Luckily, modern science has developed a number of ways to make life more comfortable for sufferers of urinary incontinence. If physical therapy and medications can’t completely cure your urinary incontinence, then there are a number of catheters that can help you better cope. While cleaning and reusing catheters is not recommended due to sanitary concerns, Medicare covers the cost of catheters, up to a limit each month.

If you’re having bladder control problems, then get the equipment you need from ACG Medical Supply. We have a wide selection of home medical supplies, including the equipment you need to care for urinary incontinence. Call us today at 1-844-463-0737 or send e-mail to sales@acgmedical.com to learn more about our services.