Urinary incontinence can contribute to affecting the quality of your personal health and your lifestyle. Although it isn’t a life-threatening condition, incontinence can affect social, psychological, familial, occupational, physical and sexual aspects of a person’s life. It can generate a reduced quality of life, leading to social isolation and a restrictive lifestyle. Some people don’t believe that incontinence is a big issue and simply see it as an ageing process. They find it difficult to recognise the affects it can have on their lives and don’t seek help or professional advice, therefore worsening their condition.
Urinary incontinence can be overwhelming for anyone at any age, but many don’t consider how it can mentally impact several aspects of your life. Being an elderly person with incontinence, can feel as though you may be a burden to the people around you. Incontinence can create feelings of rejection, social isolation, dependency, loss of control and body image. It is important to manage incontinence as an individual, or with help from a friend, family member or professional. If incontinence is poorly managed, it can have a negative impact on a person’s mental state and prevent further employment and education. Additionally, not feeling able or valued in a community can create feelings of shame and embarrassment making you want to hide from society rather than embracing life and all it has to offer. It is important to know that you don’t have to let incontinence rule your life, with the right help, incontinence can be managed. Whether that’s in a home or with professionals, family, friends or products. You shouldn’t shy away from your condition but rather embrace your life and don’t let it take away from what you enjoy doing.
Veeda Incontinence care helps you to continue living your best life. Whether you have only light bladder leaks or heavier incontinence, we have products made for men and women in variable sizes to cater for anyone and everyone (S/M, L & XL). We make underwear, liners, wipes and pads for incontinence that are better for your body and better for the earth. Our products are ultra-thin for a barely-there discreet look and are designed for your comfort and ease of use. Veeda underwear, pads and liners have anabsorbent bio-core blend with added green tea leaf extract for a special dry, cool, breathable touch and a moisture wick layer, leaving you feeling dry and comfortable all day long. Anti-leakage cuffs and perforated sides for easy removal. Hypoallergenic, safe for Sensitive skin which are totally chlorine-free with no harmful chemicals for a flexible fit and leak-proof protection. CLICK HERE to shop
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Victoria Department of Health. (2015). Continence and ageing.https://www.health.vic.gov.au/patient-care/continence-and-ageing