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CASE SAVERS for TENA Pants Super Medium now available

29.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, News, Tena Pants | Author: Colin
Save money with TENA Pants Super Medium Case Savers!

TENA Pants Super Medium CASE SAVER

Save money with our new CASE SAVERS for TENA Pants Super Medium! Continuing our desire to offer you greater value than other suppliers we now offer cases of TENA Pants Super Medium alongside single packs to help you save money when you purchase in Bulk.

Not only that, you also get further discount if you order more than one case, in fact if you buy 4 cases you only pay £34.50 per case, a whopping 24% discount on the recommended price. Prices start at only £38.96, a saving of £6 over the recommended price.

 

For those purchasing in smaller quantities, single packs are still available.

Allanda offer customers and carers help in finding the right incontinence product

27.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Incontinence, News | Author: Colin

Because buying the wrong incontinence products is a costly mistake, Allanda offer customers in selecting the right product.

Research from the University of Michigan, published last month shows caring for someone with faecal incontinence costs more than £3,000 per year when you include direct medical costs, direct nonmedical costs and other factors.

There are as many incontinence products on the market today as there are types and causes of leakage, and buying the wrong product can be an expensive mistake, choosing the right incontinence products can help minimize those costly mistakes, and this is why customer service and convenience is the core of our business.

Allanda help customers find the right product for their needs and save money by offering the following:

-Advice on choosing from more than 500 incontinence products in stock, from premium brands to lower-priced alternatives.

-Sample Packs to enable customers to try the different product types suitable for their needs before buying full packs.

-Free shipping on orders over £50.

-Automatically scheduled deliveries

-An online library of information for help and advice on incontinence types and management.

-Support information for carers.

We’re aim to provide more than just a fast, convenient and reliable service, we also aim to provide customers with the dignity and normalcy they deserve.

To learn more about products, visit our Incontinence homepage or try the Incontinence Product Finder.

TENA Slip Pads from only 30p

25.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Discounts, News, Tena, TENA Slip | Author: Colin
TENA Slip Extra Small Incontinence Pads

TENA Slip Plus Extra Small

We’ve now added bulk discounts for the TENA Slip Plus Extra Small to go alongside the existing bulk discounts on the majority of the TENA Slip range.

With prices from only £0.30 per pad this represents savings of up to 34% over recommended prices.

In addition bulk discounts have also been added for TENA Slip Super Medium and Large giving discounts of up to 29% over recommended prices on these items.

Bulk discounts can now be found for TENA Slip Maxi Small, Medium, Large, TENA Slip Super Small, Medium, Large and TENA Slip Plus Extra Small and Large.

 

Three out of 10 people experience incontinence

22.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Female Incontinence, Incontinence, Pelvic Floor Exercises | Author: Colin

Three out of 10 people experience some form of incontinence, but you don’t hear much about it.

Many people need to urinate more frequently as they age and there isn’t a formula for determining when urinary symptoms merit treatment, the rule of thumb is that when they interfere with a person’s quality of life, it’s time to seek help.

As women age, they lose estrogen while muscles in the bladder and urethra weaken, however chronic conditions like diabetes, congestive heart failure, Parkinson’s disease and stroke also can affect bladder. Calcium deposits in the kidneys or bladder also can prevent it from emptying completely, leading to sudden urges to urinate or leakage.

Incontinence isn’t just a problem for older people and those who have other health problems, though. Serious runners may experience some leakage because the rhythmic pounding of exercise takes a toll on their pelvic floor muscles.  Some young women also develop incontinence during and after pregnancy. The uterus sits above the bladder and the weight of the baby presses on the bladder, so that between one-third and one-half of pregnant women experience some incontinence, the symptoms don’t always go away after the birth, because the weight of a baby strains the muscles of the pelvic floor, she said.

Incontinence can also run in families, different ethnic groups tend to have different problems.

Despite the fact that incontinence is common, many women are embarrassed to talk about it or assume it’s a normal part of aging. Many doctors either don’t think to ask about it or don’t have the time to work with patients on what’s causing the problem.

Most people can improve their symptoms, though.  About 50% of people with incontinence improve after behaviour modification and 46 to 78% may be helped by taking medication without behavioural changes. When the two tactics are combined, 93% of people improve, surgery and nerve stimulation remain as as alternatives if these don’t prove effective.

One of the first steps is for people to keep a “bladder diary” of what is eaten and drank, when they urinate normally and any leaks. With that information, people can be helped to modify their habits and train their bladder to urinate at the right time.

Caffeine and alcohol are diuretics and can worsen bladder control problems. Spicy food, citrus fruits, excessive consumption of milk or calcium supplements and artificial sweeteners also can irritate the bladder.

The idea is to help people improve their quality of life, instead of giving them rules they may not follow. For example, instead instead of drinking several cups of coffee in a morning, rather than give up coffee altogether it’s easier to reduce the amount of coffee drank, switch to decaffeinated coffee, alternate between coffee and water throughout the day or sip the coffee, so that it doesn’t flood the bladder.

Some people also benefit from pelvic floor exercises that strengthen the muscles around their bladder. Many women develop incontinence during menopause, but these exercises can help women recovering from childbirth and importantly prevent incontinence for those who want to have children in the future.

Even celebrities aren’t immune from Stress Incontinence

21.06.2012 | Posted in: Incontinence, News, Stress Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

You know the old expression, “I laughed so hard that I…?”  Many people can relate to the expression but in reality nobody talks much about stress incontinence in polite society. Howeve, if you do experience stress incontinence (or are caring for someone who does), you probably can’t help thinking about it, and can’t help hoping it doesn’t strike at an inopportune moment. It doesn’t get more inopportune than while you’re performing onstage before an audience of hundreds,  as recently happened to singer Marie Osmond.

The 52-year-old let out a noticeable puddle during the farewell night of the Donny & Marie Cruise, which transports fans from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to the Bahama after an audience member’s question had both her and her brother, Donny, laughing hysterically.

Osmond was, as usual, performing with her brother, former pop star Donny Osmond of the Osmond Brothers. We don’t know what made her laugh so hard, but Marie erupted into such a fit of laughter that couldn’t control herself. .

Osmond wasn’t ashamed. Instead, she exclaimed, “I just peed my pants!” and wiped the stage where her little accident took place.

Leaking when you laugh or sneeze isn’t normal, of course. But it’s common, laughter is one of the top 10 bladder triggers. Among the causes for urinary incontinence in older women is a history of childbirth. (Osmond’s a mom of eight, although five, including her late son, Michael, were adopted.) Menopause is another risk factor.

How did the singer react to her mortifying “oops” moment? She went on with the show! At least at first, she tried to “slyly” mop the accident with her top, but as it became obvious what had happened, someone brought out a towel — and her brother doubled over with laughter before consoling her.

Although embarrassed, Marie reportedly laughed, too: “She ’embraced it,” said Donny. “It’s so important to be yourself.”

Using appropriate Incontinence Products and regularly doing Pelvic Floor Exercises are positive steps you can take managing to manage Stress Incontinence.

TENA sponsors World Continence Week

19.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Incontinence, Tena, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin
TENA Incontinence

TENA Incontinence Products

SCA, global hygiene company and the manufacturer of TENA Incontinence Pads and Pants has announced it’s sponsorship of World Continence Week. An annual initiative coordinated by the International Continence Society, World Continence Week takes place this week (June 18-24, 2012) with the goal of bringing together communities around the world to build a better understanding of incontinence through local events and online educational resources.

An estimated 33 million men and women experience incontinence in the U.S. alone, and a staggering number of them are unaware of the treatment options available to them. The TENA brand and the International Continence Society share a commitment to encourage a dialogue around the issue of incontinence in order to help eliminate stereotypes and provide resources for individuals experiencing the condition.

Less than half of women and men with urinary incontinence seek medical care. Incontinence can be caused by other medical problems, addressing it early can help prevent serious medical problems.

“Through public awareness and education, the International Continence Society and World Continence Week are helping individuals worldwide to address good bladder health and overcome the myths and stigma surrounding incontinence,” said Cheryle Gartley, founder and president of the Simon Foundation for Continence and co-author of the brand new book, Managing Life with Incontinence. “Incontinence is one of the last taboos in health care, and awareness and education are keys to defeating the stigma surrounding this symptom and helping to motivate those experiencing incontinence to seek medical help and to understand the many treatment options available today.”

For those experiencing the unexpected leak, TENA offers the following healthy habits to live fearlessly:

– Don’t ignore irregularities – Since incontinence can be a symptom of other problems in the body, it’s important to have it treated early. If something seems irregular, be sure to update your physician.

– Get educated on your options – Understanding the options available for improving your day-to-day life can help you select the course of action that is right for you — whether it be one or a combination of lifestyle changes, medications, surgery or specially designed personal care protection products.

– Drink adequately – Don’t avoid drinking enough water when experiencing incontinence. Drink 6-8 cups of fluids per day, more when it is hot or when exercising.

– Don’t ignore the need to go – Most people empty the bladder about every 3-4 hours during the day (4-8 times a day).

– Dietary changes can help – Foods and beverages containing caffeine, alcohol, and cigarettes can increase risk, while proper intake of vitamin D can help protect against incontinence.

More tips can also be found on our help and advice pages  – http://www.allaboutincontinence.co.uk/help-and-advice.html

Save up to 33% on TENA Comfort. Pads from only 21p

18.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Incontinence Pads, News, Tena, TENA Comfort | Author: Colin
TENA Comfort Extra Incontinence Pads

TENA Comfort Incontinence Pads

We’ve now added bulk discounts for the TENA Comfort range of shaped incontinence pads. With prices from only £0.21 per pad and savings of up to 33% over recommended prices.  Bulk discounts can be found for TENA Comfort Normal, Plus, Extra and Maxi absorbencies.

You save up to 33% when you order 12 packs of TENA Comfort Extra, and up to 28% when you order 12 packs of TENA Comfort Plus.

There are discounts of 12-22% for orders of 6 packs across the range.

These incontinence pads are designed to be worn with TENA Fix Mesh Fixation Pants to ensure a close fit to the body. TENA Comfort Incontinence Pads are body shaped to give a close fit to ensure comfort and leakage security.

A fitting guide can also be downloaded – Tena Comfort Fitting Guide.

For those who need assistance with changing, such as those who are bedridden, you may find Belted All in One pads such as TENA Flex the better option as it is easier to change if the wearer is lying down.

Common medicines linked to urinary incontinence

14.06.2012 | Posted in: News, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

An apparent association between some common medications, including antihistamines and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), and urinary incontinence suggests a need for further study, researchers say.

Dr. Susan A. Hall of the New England Research Institutes, Massachusetts, lead author of a report in the Journal of Urology, has said that her team found some associations that were not previously documented.

But, she added, the cross-sectional design of the research can’t prove causality.

The population based epidemiological study involved more than 5,500 men and women aged 30 to 79 years. Nine per cent of women and 4.6% of men had urinary incontinence — and these individuals were significantly older than those without such symptoms.

The prevalence of Urinary Incontinence was then examined in users of 25 medication groups after adjustments for known urinary incontinence risk factors.

For women, the prevalence was highest among users of antihistamines (28.4%) and ARBs (22.9%). In men, the prevalence of Urinary Incontinence was highest among users of ARBs (22.2%), followed by loop diuretics (19.1%).

Urinary Incontinence odds ratios (OR) of more than 1.7 were established for women using certain antihistamines (OR 1.75), beta receptor agonists (OR 1.73), ARBs (OR 2.07), estrogens (OR 1.90) and anticonvulsants (OR 1.75).

Among men only anticonvulsants were associated with urinary incontinence after final adjustments (OR 2.5). ARBs showed an adjusted association of borderline significance.

“Future epidemiologic studies,” Dr. Hall concluded, “should consider whether new use of these drugs is associated with incident incontinence.”

Read more – http://www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347%2812%2902974-6/abstract

New Wireless control treatment for incontinence

13.06.2012 | Posted in: News, Urge Incontinence | Author: Colin

Millions of patients with incontinence caused by an overactive bladder (urge incontinence) can now use a new wireless device that could solve the condition at the click of a button – without drugs, needles or surgery.

The VERV system, which involves a small patch placed on the lower back and a remote control, is the first device to halt the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) syndrome from outside the body via the wireless technology.

Overactive Bladder (often referred to as OAB or Urge Incontinence), occurs when the bladder muscles contract suddenly or when the bladder is not full, causes sufferers to pass small amounts of urine before they can reach a toilet, or feel a frequent and urgent desire to urinate. Using VERV, patients can send high frequency signals from the patch through the skin to stimulate the nerves at the base of the spine and control their bladder contractions. The system’s use is being pioneered at the Princess Anne Hospital in Southampton in a successful clinical trial that was described as a “breakthrough moment”.

“Between three and six million people in the UK are affected by incontinence and many treatment options are either unsuccessful, such as pelvic floor exercises, behavioural therapy and medications, or involve surgical intervention with its associated risks,” said Ash Monga, a consultant urogynaecologist at the Princess Anne Hospital.

“Now, for the first time, patients have a non-surgical, drug-free, discreet and effective option which allows them to get their lives back without having to face an operating theatre or make regular trips for hospital treatment.”

The waterproof patch, which is self-applied using a placement tool, is worn continuously for seven days before being replaced and enables users to continue with normal activities, including swimming, showering and general exercise. Mr Monga explained: “Not only does the patch allow people to get on with their daily lives without the worry of incontinence, once they have been instructed on how to fit and use the system, they are put in full control.”

Results of a four-week clinical trial with 64 patients, presented at the International Continence Society, showed that 63% of patients achieved at least a 50% reduction in incontinence, while around the same number (66%) reported better quality of life.

Tena Slip Maxi Pads from only 46p

12.06.2012 | Posted in: Allanda, Discount, Low Price, News, Tena, TENA Slip | Author: Colin
TENA Slip Maxi Incontinence Pads

TENA Slip Maxi

We’ve now added bulk discounts for TENA Slip Maxi Small alongside the other sizes. With prices from only £0.46 per pad (£10.99 for a pack of 24 pieces) this is a saving of 30% over the recommended price. These discounts for customers who order TENA Slip Maxi in large quantities give extra help with their incontinence costs.

You can also save up to 28% when you order 12 packs of TENA Slip Maxi Large, and up to 27% when you order 12 packs of TENA Slip Maxi Medium.

There are discounts of 10-20% for orders of 6 packs.

A fitting guide can also be downloaded – Tena Slip Fitting Guide.