Doctors at Loyola University Health System in Chicago Illinois, USA are conducting a clinical trial using cognitive therapy to treat urge incontinence. This new method employs meditation-like techniques that range from deep-breathing to guided imagery exercises that train the brain to control the bladder.
The average age of the patients was 62 and consisted mainly of women. These patients were submitted to a series of cognitive therapy, twice a day for two weeks they had to listen to an audio recording with a series of relaxation and visualization exercises.
These women then had to register the number of incontinence episodes in a pre and post-therapy diary. Findings from the study revealed that cognitive therapy is an effective treatment for urge incontinence with the average number of bladder-leakage episodes decreasing from 38 to 12.
One of the study’s patients experienced a dramatic improvement in her symptoms, before entering the clinical trial; she saturated several incontinence pads a day. Nowadays, she is 98% free of leakage. The therapy has allowed her to successfully recognize the link between her brain and bladder to manage incontinence and remain virtually accident-free.
She tells us that she was embarrassed to leave the house because of her condition and that she had an extremely embarrassing public accident where she ruined the upholstery on her friend’s chair. The episode forced her to turn to physicians for alternative measures to treat her incontinence.
Incontinence and Bladder problems affect about 6 million people in the UK. Cognitive therapy may play a vital role in a comprehensive approach to treating this disorder. The mind-body connection has proven to be particularly valuable for these women, because they are motivated to make a change to regain control over their bodies. In addition to using cognitive therapy to treat urge incontinence, other types of incontinence can be managed with physical therapy, lifestyle changes, medication and surgery.
Shopping for incontinence products online has never been so easy, safe and discreet. But there are still some concerns surrounding this matter which I aim to debunk them with my list of tips, for those willing to shop for their incontinence products from the privacy and safety of their homes.
One of the biggest myths that surround internet shopping is the fear that the website owner will leak your credit card details with the World Wide Web. Gone were the days that internet shopping was insecure; nowadays you can rest assured that your credit card details will be kept safely by the shopping site’s owner. To cut a long story short there are strict rules and punishments for those who share or make inappropriate use of third parties credit card details.
Now that we know that online shopping is safer than ever it is time to go online and start shopping online for those incontinence products that you need. I’ll use Google as a reference for this article but feel free to use the search engine of your choice.
Unless you already know a website that sells incontinence products my suggestion is to head over to Google and search for the products you normally use. For first timers a simple search for “incontinence products” will return a handful of trustworthy websites where you can do your online shopping.
Now that you have a list of websites where you can buy your products from it is time to analyse each one thoroughly. Start by reading the About Us and shopping policy pages then take a look at the testimonials page assuming they have one. To get a real feedback go to Google Local Search and do a search with the sites name this will return a list of “real” reviews about the given site.
It is also very important to look for seals (logos) that indicate that the site is verified of certain institutions that guarantee the safety of your online shopping. The most commons are SafeBuy which provides an online certificate and Internet Shopping Is Safe or ISIS Accreditation.
Does the website offer a costumer helpline where buyers can phone and talk to real people to clarify any doubts they might have? If the answer is yes that is another point in favour for the given site.
Before you start buying your incontinence products from the website of your choice there are a couple more things to keep in mind. Check the payment options, their return policy and don’t be overwhelmed by the fact that it offers free delivery to any UK mainland address.
When it comes do the delivery of your incontinence products what counts the most is the discretion, although incontinence is nothing to ashamed of.
With that you are ready to start shopping for your incontinence products from the tranquillity of your own home. Have you got any questions you would like to ask about incontinence products? Feel free to ask your question in the comments below.