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A recent study published by Diabetes Care discovered that there are increased odds of female urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction associated with specific measures of cardiovascular (CV) autonomic neuropathy.
CV autonomic neuropathy is a condition in which structures of the cardiovascular system, like the heart and blood vessels, are affected by diabetes, thus causing disturbances in their normal functions. For example, the heart rate might not increase appropriately to support exercise and or might not return to a resting rate after exercise (i.e. “exercise intolerance”).
Other symptoms of CV autonomic neuropathy can include the following:
The study looked at 580 women who all have Type 1 diabetes. Urinary incontinence was observed in 30% of those women. There were 53% increased odds of having urinary incontinence when cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy was also present.
There are a variety of medical conditions that have urinary incontinence as a symptom. Tranquility Products cares deeply about the quality of life for those suffering from medical conditions. Our products are carefully designed to meet the needs of those who use them.
Women who have urinary incontinence as a result of type 1 diabetes are most likely to experience one of the following:
Neither of these cases involve a complete loss of bladder control, meaning that our light to moderate protection products would be an appropriate solution:
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/health-topics/Diabetes/sexual-urologic-problems-diabetes/Pages/index.aspx
Overflow incontinence is involuntary urination. The bladder muscles are unable to contain urine under pressure and feel like the bladder is unable to be emptied completely.
No. Cutting back on fluid intake can lead to dehydration, constipation and irritation of the bladder. It is true that certain types of fluids should be avoided such as alcohol and caffeine that irritate the bladder.
No, doubling up on products that contain a moisture barrier will not increase absorption. Briefs, disposable underwear and pads/ liners are typically designed with a moisture proof backing that stops the urine from passing through. This approach to adding more capacity or addressing leakage concerns only works if the second product is a “flow-through” design with no moisture proof backing.
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