Strokes and Incontinence
February is a known as the "Heart Month" for the celebrations of Valentine's Day and American Heart Month. Tranquility wants to show our heart-felt appreciation for all those who love our products!
Strokes and Diabetes are both heart related health issues with incontinence accompanying these conditions. Tranquility's superior performance effectively manages the incontinence that may be a result of a stroke or diabetes. We hope you will find these articles containing tips for managing incontinence and resources for health related issues to be helpful.
We wish you a heart healthy February!
By: Jane Hankenhof Curry, Gerontologist, MOL
Urinary incontinence, the leaking of urine or loss of bladder control, can affect individuals of all ages following a stroke. Incontinence associated with strokes can manifest as unconscious leakage or weakened bladder muscles resulting in the inability control urine. If you or a loved one is experiencing bladder control issues it is important to discuss this with a medical professional.
Medical professionals can assist by assessing the type of incontinence and offer a variety of methods to manage it. While treatment options vary depending upon your type and levels of incontinence, solutions may include medication, physical therapy, surgery, bladder training or behavioral techniques.
A stroke resulting in bladder control issues shouldn’t result in isolation due to the fear of embarrassing leakage or “accidents”. Tranquility high performance incontinence products are highly effective in managing all types of incontinence. Whether you need a product for slight dribbles or the protection to hold over a quart of urine, Tranquility offers the correct product to best meet your individualized bladder control needs.
To learn more about the many Tranquility solutions please call us for a confidential product assessment at 1.800.467.3224 option #7 or visit us on the web at http://www.tranquilityproducts.com/find-my-product.
If you have had a stroke or are caring for someone recovering from a stroke there are organizations offering helpful information, professional resources, and support groups. Some of these resources include:
National Stroke Association at www.stroke.org
The Internet Stroke Center at www.strokecenter.org
It is important to remember there are many options for improving the quality of life for individuals with bladder control issues and a discussion with a medical professional is essential to begin the process of improved quality of life!