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Have you visited our newly updated Help & Advice section yet?

15.02.2017 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Bladder Incontinence, Bowel Incontinence, Dementia, Incontinence Facts, News, Statistics | Author: Colin

We have updated our Help & Advice page on our website. We have included lots of information and advice on living with and managing incontinence

A large part of living in confidence is understanding about your condition and taking positive steps to manage it and we aim to provide all the information you need to do this.

It is now even easier to find useful information about the different types of incontinence, its causes and support for carers of people with incontinence. There are also quick links to choosing the correct product for you complete with fitting guides and videos.

Why not click here and take a look!

Even GREATER savings on our entire Confitex underwear range!

08.02.2017 | Posted in: Bladder Weakness, Discounts, Wasahble Incontinence | Author: Colin

Confitex design, manufacture and market attractive and fashionable ranges of absorbent underwear that people feel good in, that fit naturally and work effectively. And now you can buy from ONLY £15.00 each for a limited time only! Click here to find the right product and size for you.

Confitex underwear is natural looking, high performing and has a strong emphasis on aesthetics. There is a range of options that, just like real underwear, let you under-dress up or under-dress down depending on what you have planned.

Confitex are designed, padless, absorbent underwear that look good on your body and in your underwear drawer. The underwear is made from the highest quality fabrics, including bamboo, which lasts three times longer and feels better than cotton.

Confitex utilises a patented 3-layer technology consisting of a new hi-tech sports fabric that wicks away moisture using the body’s own heat keeping you dry and odour free. The high performance fabric is machine washable and dryer friendly. With Confitex underwear there is no need for pads or other incontinence products.

Allanda extends its own brand range

01.02.2017 | Posted in: Allanda, Products, Washable Incontinence | Author: Colin

Here at Allanda we have extended our fabulous range of own brand products. Due to the rising popularity of our single bed pad, we have now introduced a washable double bed pad and a single bed pad (without wings). Why not try these out and let us know what you think!

We have also introduced the Allanda Chair Pad, which offers protection against incontinence for chairs and other furniture whilst keeping the user dry and comfortable.

Remember we also stock heavy duty and napkin style washable bibs providing complete protection and maximum comfort for any wearer.

Do F1 drivers pee in their pants?

25.01.2017 | Posted in: Incontinence Facts | Author: Colin

During a Formula 1 race stopping for a bathroom break is not really an option . . . but what does one do when nature calls?

An average Formula 1 race can last for up to two hours, with drivers consuming large amounts of fluid during the race. This begs the question: Where do they pee during the race?

Stopping for a bathroom break is not an option, and carefully manoeuvring urine into a bottle might not end well.

Lewis Hamilton, a British Formula One racing driver, admits some drivers can’t contain themselves during a race.

“You’re supposed to go in your suit, but I can’t do it. I’ve never done it. But there are drivers that do,” he was quoted in The Mirror.

Apparently some drivers wear incontinence products, but most of them just let nature take its cause.

Great savings on our entire Confitex underwear range!

18.01.2017 | Posted in: Bladder Weakness, Discounts, Wasahble Incontinence | Author: Colin

Confitex design, manufacture and market attractive and fashionable ranges of absorbent underwear that people feel good in, that fit naturally and work effectively. And now you can save 30% for a limited time only! Click here to find the right product and size for you.

Confitex underwear is natural looking, high performing and has a strong emphasis on aesthetics. There is a range of options that, just like real underwear, let you under-dress up or under-dress down depending on what you have planned.

Confitex are designed, padless, absorbent underwear that look good on your body and in your underwear drawer. The underwear is made from the highest quality fabrics, including bamboo, which lasts three times longer and feels better than cotton.

Confitex utilises a patented 3-layer technology consisting of a new hi-tech sports fabric that wicks away moisture using the body’s own heat keeping you dry and odour free. The high performance fabric is machine washable and dryer friendly. With Confitex underwear there is no need for pads or other incontinence products.

Newly updated Help & Advice webpage!

11.01.2017 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence Facts | Author: Colin

We have now updated our Help & Advice page on our website. We have included lots of information and advice on living with and managing incontinence

A large part of living in confidence is understanding about your condition and taking positive steps to manage it and we aim to provide all the information you need to do this.

It is now even easier to find useful information about the different types of incontinence, its causes and support for carers of people with incontinence. There are also quick links to choosing the correct product for you complete with fitting guides and videos.

Why not click here and take a look!

New Extra Large sizes now available in our TENA Slip range

04.01.2017 | Posted in: Products, TENA Slip | Author: Colin

We are pleased to announce that the complete TENA Slip range is now available in Extra Large. These all in one bodyworn incontinence pads are designed for heavy or continuous urinary incontinence or faecal incontinence and are also ideal for less mobile or bed based individuals.

The TENA Slip range consists of Plus, Super, Maxi and Ultima absorbencies and the new Extra Large size is suitable for hip size 48″-64″ or 120-160cm.

Mobile app reduces stress incontinence episodes in small trial

14.12.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Stress Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

Pelvic floor training by physical therapists can help women reduce stress incontinence—leakage of urine when they exercise, laughs, cough, or sneeze. Swedish researchers wanted to determine whether such training works when it’s delivered through Tät, a smartphone app developed for that purpose.

The researchers studied 123 women who had at least one episode of stress incontinence per week. They randomly assigned 62 to use the app and 61 to continue to use whatever method they were employing to deal with stress incontinence. The women evaluated their symptoms using standardized questionnaires at the beginning and end of the three-month study.

Among the app group, 98% were regularly performing pelvic exercises by the end of the study. About 90% of that group reported improvements in symptoms, compared with 20% of the control group. The group using the app also reported a reduction in the average number of incontinence episodes, from three to one per week. The results were published online Sept. 9, 2016, by Neurourology and Urodynamics.

6 tips for managing urinary incontinence

07.12.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

Urinary incontinence is a prevalent issue, with anywhere from 25 to 50 per cent of women reporting an episode in the past year.

“Managing urinary conditions can be frustrating and time-consuming, but there are helpful tips and lifestyle changes that can reduce the burden this condition causes,” says Jenna Hoppenworth, a Mayo Clinic Health System nurse practitioner.

Hoppenworth shares these tips:

• Establish a fluid schedule.

Attempt to keep your fluid intake on a schedule to help retrain your bladder when to fill and when to empty. Also, limit fluid intake after 6 p.m. to reduce nighttime voiding and incontinence.

• Stick to a toileting schedule.

Plan toileting attempts at least every two to three hours during the day. This helps prevent your bladder from becoming too full and causing overflow incontinence.

• Perform pelvic floor exercises.

Strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor can reduce urinary incontinence by as much as 90 per cent. Kegel exercises can help.

• Manage constipation.

Obstruction of stool is a common cause of incontinence and retention. Maintaining a healthy elimination pattern prevents stool from obstructing the stream of urine.

• Keep a bladder diary.

Try to keep a bladder diary for a few days to a few weeks to identify triggers of incontinence and retention. Important components to the diary include time of day, amount of fluid intake, how many times you went to the bathroom, how many times you leaked urine throughout the day, if you felt an urge to urinate before leaking and what type of activity you were engaged in at the time. Remember to bring this with you to appointments with your health care provider.

• Create a calming environment.

Managing urinary incontinence can be stressful and emotional at times. Creating a calm environment takes the stress off the situation so that you can focus on emptying your bladder.

“It’s important to have a conversation with your provider regarding prevention of urinary retention and incontinence,” says Hoppenworth. “There are medications that can cause urinary retention as well as many medications that can alleviate the symptoms and causes of urinary retention.”

Newly updated useful links section!

01.12.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Carers, Incontinence Facts | Author: Colin

We have now updated the useful links section of our website. It is now even easier to find useful information and support for people living with incontinence. You will also find a section dedicated to carers of people with incontinence and also a section dedicated to support groups for the older generation.

Why not click here and take a look!