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Male Incontinence

30.07.2014 | Posted in: Advice, Incontinence, Male Incontinence | Author: Colin

We’ve added a new section about Male Incontinence to our Help and Advice pages. You can visit the Male Incontinence page here.

Ladies Pouch Pants

24.07.2014 | Posted in: Allanda, News, Pouch Pants | Author: Colin

We’ve just added a range of Ladies Pouch Pants to our Pouch Pant ranges. With Lace detail trim these are designed specifically for women, and are available alongside our Unisex and Men’s ranges. They  initially in available in Small, Medium and Large sizes.

Nocturia affects nearly a third of premenopausal women

16.07.2014 | Posted in: Advice, Incontinence, News, Nocturia, Nocturnal Enuresis, Urge Incontinence | Author: Colin

A new study, carried out in Turkey found that Nocturia affects around one-third of women of reproductive age, highlighting that the condition is not confined to elderly individuals.

The study, which appears in the Korean Journal of Urology also found that nocturia was significantly associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, being present in three-quarters of women with overactive bladder.

The survey was completed by 1636 mothers of primary school children, their average age was 34.4 years (range 20–46 years) and 567 (34.7%) had nocturia, based on their responses to the questionnaire. In total, 12.8% of the women reported two or more voidings per night.

The prevalence of nocturia increased with increasing age, body mass, the number of pregnancies the women had experienced and number of children delivered. Statistical analysis identified three main risk factors for nocturia – a higher number of deliveries, age and a history of nocturnal enuresis.

Nocturia was significantly more common in women with other urinary symptoms and disorders. It was present in 68.0%, 73.3%, 73.5% and 76.2% in women with urge incontinence, frequency, urgency and overactive bladder, respectively.

The researchers, say their study confirms that age is a major risk factor for nocturia, with the prevalence rising from 32% in women aged 20–30 years to 46% in those aged 41–50 years.

There were several reasons that contributed to age-related nocturia, the authors noted, including nocturnal polyuria and decreased nocturnal bladder capacity.

However, the study also reveals the high burden of nocturia among younger women and an association with pregnancy and childbirth; nocturia in younger women may be driven by a decline in functional bladder capacity and urogenital prolapse.

The authors of the study noted that the consequences of nocturia, such as sleep disorders, mood disturbances, reduced quality of life and distractibility can be seen in young adults. The therefore conclude that “nocturia should be queried about and should be treated if necessary.”

You can read more about Nocturnal Enuresis here.

Faecal or Bowel Incontinence

11.07.2014 | Posted in: Advice, Bowel Incontinence, Faecal Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Incontinence, News | Author: Colin

Our latest detailed feature on types of incontinence covers Faecal Incontinence (also called Bowel Incontinence), what types there are, what causes it and how it can be treated.

More savings on TENA Lady products

07.07.2014 | Posted in: News, Tena, TENA Lady | Author: Colin

To give better value than ever on TENA Lady products we’ve introduced Case Saver options for TENA Lady Mini, Normal, Extra, Extra Plus and Maxi Night.

Bladder Diary Templates Available

05.07.2014 | Posted in: Advice, Bladder Diary, Bladder Training, Incontinence | Author: Colin

World Continence week may be over, but we think that the focus of the week on Bladder Diaries is worth remembering. A Bladder Diary is an important document to help your health professional diagnose the type of incontinence you are experiencing and it’s severity. We’ve now added a Bladder Diary page to our website, with information on how to complete it and templates from the International Continence Society that they produced for Bladder Diary Day. Visit our Bladder Diary Page here.