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Allanda introduces the Attends brand to its range!

22.02.2016 | Posted in: Attends, Products | Author: Colin

In our drive to offer even more choice to our thousands of customers, we’ve now introduced a new brand to our range. Allanda are delighted to announce that you can now order a range of Attends products from our website:

Attends Pull-Ons are pull up Incontinence Pants just like normal underwear! These pants can be pulled up and down easily when required but have the additional protection of built in incontinence pad maximising dignity and minimising hassle. The flexible fit and breathable back sheet gives Attends Pull-Ons the feeling of normal underwear, increasing the feeling of freedom. Available in Medium and Large sizes.

Attends Soft are discreet shaped Incontinence Pads designed for light bladder weakness in women. These shaped pads are significantly smaller and thinner than traditional pads and have a textile feel top sheet and backing. The fixation tape on the back of the pad allows it to be worn with your own close fitting underwear for extra discretion and comfort. The pad has a breathable back sheet and absorbent core. Available in Soft 3 Extra, Soft 3 Extra Plus and Soft 7 absorbencies.

Attends F6 Faecal Pad is a body contoured Incontinence Pad available in one size and specially designed for faecal incontinence. These pads are anatomically shaped to ensure a comfortable fit for the user and the improved anatomic shape towards the back of the pad improves containment of faecal matter. The pad also has a white discreet soft waterproof back sheet and full barrier leg cuffs. These incontinence pads are designed to be worn with special Stretch Support Pants to ensure a closer fit to the body.

Attends For Men are discreet shaped Incontinence Pads for men. The shaped pad is specifically designed for the male anatomy. It is made of soft cotton like material that has a fixation tape which allows the product to be worn with your own close fitting underwear. The pads are white and very thin, with a soft feeling backsheet for ultimate discretion.

Attends Coldex Insert Pad is a rectangular insert Incontinence Pad for use with Pouch Pants. The pad has a nonwoven back sheet which allows liquid to pass through the core quickly into the primary pad. The fluff core has no superabsorbents making this product suitable for faecal smearing. This insert pad can be used as a booster pad for additional absorbency.

Attends Contours are body contoured Incontinence Pads designed to sit close to the body, which have advanced absorbent technology in the core. Each pad has a pale blue wetness indicator, which disappears when wet, to help you identify when the pad needs to be changed. These incontinence pads are designed to be worn with special Stretch Support Pants to ensure a closer fit to the body. Available in Contours Regular 6, Contours Regular 7, Contours Regular 8 and Contours Regular 9 absorbencies.

Successful Cornwall urinary incontinence service

11.02.2016 | Posted in: Bladder Incontinence, Incontinence, Incontinence Facts, News | Author: Colin

A specialist incontinence service has been recommended as a blue print for others to follow nationally. The clinic has helped 1,000 women in Cornwall since it began two years ago. Farah Lone, a Consultant Gynaecologist who set it up has won a National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) award for its impact.

More than 5 million women in the UK are affected by the problem, England’s Chief Medical Officer said.

A spokesman for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust said: “Large numbers of women are affected by differing degrees of urinary incontinence and it is those with the most complex cases that are referred to the team.”

Sharon Cooper, 53, said she had surgery after her incontinence stopped her from doing her job properly at a school. “I thought it would be better to have an operation and more quality of life,” she said. “I couldn’t walk my dog before because of it and I couldn’t go out dancing with my friends.”

Dr Lone said: “There are many causes of urinary incontinence and we work closely with uro-gynaecology and colorectal experts at both Bristol and Plymouth hospitals. “Most women who need specialist surgery can now have that here in Cornwall rather than having to travel out of county.”

An ‘Easy Step Guide’ has been developed for referral to simplify the pathway for patients and regular teaching sessions with GPs have also been set up.

The work Miss Lone has developed in Cornwall through her specialism is one of a handful of similar services around the UK. She will work on the future national development of models of care and research in the field, having been appointed to the Royal College of Gynaecologists’ Scientific Advisory Committee.

Government’s first female chief medical officer says let’s talk about incontinence

05.02.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Incontinence | Author: Colin

Incontinence is one of the women’s health issues that Dame Sally Davies, the Government’s first female chief medical officer, wants women to discuss more openly.

Women are being urged to stop suffering in silence when it comes to embarrassing health issues like incontinence and menopause.

Dame Sally says: “We need to challenge taboos around the menopause and incontinence to make sure embarrassment is never a barrier to better health. Problems ‘below the waist’ are not generally seen as attractive topics for public discussion, and women are often reluctant to seek help for common disabling conditions. This needs to end – women should never suffer in silence. Breaking the taboo around these subjects will help more women come forward and get the care they need.”

Dame Sally said that incontinence affects more than five million women in the UK and along with prolapse, costs the NHS more than £200 million a year in treatment and support.

Women should not be afraid to discuss incontinence with their doctor, and the earlier they do, the better, she said.

A variety of treatments can help, she said, including weight loss, physiotherapy and medication.

The report has been welcomed by journalist and campaigner Kath Sansom, who set up awareness campaign, Sling The Mesh, to make women aware of the risks of a mesh sling operation given to women to fix incontinence, often suffered after childbirth. Kath said: “For some mums the pelvic floor remains strong but for others, around 40 per cent, they never get back to what they were. If you had a big baby, suffered from spd or had a long labour you are more likely to fall prey. Even actress Kate Winslet has joked how she suffers this after childbirth. I would urge women to seek help, but if offered a mesh operation to fix it, then do some serious research and be aware of the risks, also know repairs can be made using the body’s natural tissue.”

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is one of a team of MPs meeting in Parliament with North East Cambridgeshire MP Steve Barclay and Kath next month to discuss the complications of mesh operations. She said: “The impact of mesh surgery to treat stress urinary incontinence has caused serious unintended medical problems for many women throughout the UK. “That is why I am working alongside other MPs to see how we can tackle this complex issue and ensure that women who have suffered from complications associated with mesh surgery are listened to and supported.”