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Is it bad to delay visiting the toilet?

02.11.2016 | Posted in: Advice, Incontinence, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

Adults should urinate at least four to six times a day, but occasionally, the pressures of modern life force us to clench and hold it in. How bad is this habit, and how long can our bodies withstand it? This fun You Tube video explains all.

Yoga may help reduce side effects of prostate cancer treatment

02.12.2015 | Posted in: Bladder Incontinence, Incontinence Exercises, Pelvic Floor Exercises, Pelvic Floor Muscles, Prostrate, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

Male patients who undergo radiation therapy for their prostate cancer can turn to practicing yoga to help reduce the adverse effects typically associated with the treatment, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

Scientists from UPenn’s Perelman School of Medicine examined the impact of Eischens yoga on prostate cancer by having 68 individuals diagnosed with the condition to participate in 75-minute yoga classes twice a week.

The researchers monitored the impact of the exercise on the prostate cancer patients through a set of questions that determined their fatigue levels, urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and their overall quality of life.

The team chose to measure these factors as they are some of the side effects most often seen in men with prostate cancer.

They also made use of Eischens yoga because of its sustainability for people of different body types, fitness levels and experience.

By the end of the program, the researchers found that prostate cancer patients who were able to complete the Eischens yoga classes while receiving radiation therapy had better results in terms of their urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

The UPenn believe the positive findings could be a result of yoga’s focus on strengthening an individual’s pelvic floor muscles and improving the flow of blood. This is viewed as a way to help reduce the impact of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.

World Bed Wetting Day

15.10.2015 | Posted in: Advice, Nocturnal Enuresis, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

Bedwetting, also known as nocturnal enuresis, is an uncontrollable leakage of urine while asleep beyond the age of five years. Bedwetting is a common childhood condition with approximately 5–10% of 7 year-olds regularly wetting their beds and the problem may persist into teenage and adulthood. To raise awareness of this condition, Saturday 17th October is World Bed Wetting Day. You can read more about Nocturnal Enuresis on our website –  http://www.allaboutincontinence.co.uk/nocturnal-enuresis

Videos to help you understand and manage incontinence effectively

13.04.2015 | Posted in: Incontinence, Incontinence Video, Uncategorized, Videos | Author: Colin

To help customer understand incontinence types and conditions and effectively manage the condition we’ve created a series of video’s about incontinence to help you. These can be found in the “Help and Advice” section of our website, or click here to go straight to our videos page.

New TENA Shower Cap

01.10.2014 | Posted in: Allanda, Carers, News, Tena, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

The innovative TENA Shampoo Cap is now available from Allanda.  The  TENA Shampoo Cap is a non-rinse, comfortable alternative to washing hair with water – making it ideal for individuals and patients with limited mobility.

A gentle head massage while wearing the TENA Shampoo Cap leaves hair fully clean and conditioned. With no need to add water or rinse hair after use this product is ideal for those who are bedridden, fragile, immobile or terminally ill (or those who are afraid of water).

Each single-use pack contains the optimum amount of cleansing formulation for one hair wash, for enhanced comfort, you can heat the unopened TENA Shampoo Cap pack in the microwave (max. 30 seconds at 500W). Be sure to check the temperature before use.

The TENA Shampoo Cap is priced from £2.39 (inc. VAT) each, depending on quantity purchased.

Experiencing Stress and Urge Incontinence at the same time? That’s Mixed Incontinence

06.06.2014 | Posted in: Advice, Allanda, Incontinence, Mixed Incontinence, Uncategorized, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

It isn’t unusual to experience Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence together. This is know as Mixed Incontinence, and can happen because the causes of Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence are very different.

Our latest detailed feature on types of incontinence covers Mixed Incontinence, how it occurs and what can be done to treat it.

Taboo Tuesday: Incontinence

16.08.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence, News, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

At Allanda, we’re always pleased to see or hear media coverage about incontinence as it’s only by talking about the subject that people will become aware of how common the condition is, and learn how many people are affected by continence issues in their everyday lives. More importantly, such articles and coverage help people understand their condition better and learn what steps they can take to manage incontinence and get on with their everyday lives with renewed confidence.

Coverage of continence issues is far more common in Australia and recently Radio 612 ABC Queensland ran an in-depth feature on the condition which affects about 37% of Australian women and 13% of men. The programme featured Dr Philip Hall, a Gynaecologist, and pelvic floor surgeon at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Pelvic Medicine Centre and Karen Matthews, a Continence Nurse Advisor with Blue Care Australia.

The programme can be heard here – https://soundcloud.com/612abcbrisbane/taboo-tuesday-incontinence

More information on Incontinence and how to manage your condition can also be found in our Help and Advice section.

NEW Glove Range – Powder Free Latex Gloves

17.05.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence Products, News, Uncategorized | Author: Colin

These great value Latex gloves offer great flexibility and strength. They are Powder free and so are friendly to allergy sufferers.  Powder Free Latex Gloves are a good all round glove for use in a range of environments, from medical uses in hospitals and care homes to every day uses by hygiene professionals or within a private residential home.

Powder free latex gloves are very strong and versatile whilst allowing the user enough sensitivity of feeling to perform their tasks easily without any feeling of clumsiness. These Powder Free Latex Disposable Gloves give maximum protection with minimal restriction and are supplied in a dispensing box of 100 gloves.

Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large

Norwegian Study identifies genetic factor in incontinence

15.05.2013 | Posted in: Incontinence, News, Uncategorized, Urinary Incontinence | Author: Colin

Urinary incontinence in women is known to be linked to factors such as age, obesity and childbirth injury however a study from Norway reveals that a genetic factor is also involved and that Women are more likely to develop urinary incontinence if their mothers or older sisters also have this problem.

The scientists studied family history in a group of over 2,000 incontinent women, comparing them with 6,000 women whose relatives did not have a problem with incontinence. They found that daughters of mothers with urinary incontinence had a 1.3 times average risk of being incontinent themselves. The risk was double the average if the mother had severe symptoms.

Female siblings had a 1.6 fold increased risk of incontinence if their older sister had the problem. The gene or genes involved remain to be discovered but these findings shed new light on a the condition.

An interesting infographic about Incontinence – the unspoken issue

13.05.2013 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Colin
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Incontinence Infographic