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October 17, 2021 3 min read

Urinary incontinence (poor bladder control) is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 women, 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 children in Australia (Continence Foundation Australia).

It affects around 5% of the world’s population, equating to approximately 300 million people worldwide. Although incontinence is more common as we age, it still affects many teenagers and young adults of all genders every day. Levels of incontinence can vary from small leakages to complete loss of bladder control which can impact a person’s quality of life. Appropriate management and support are crucial to ensure comfort and cleanliness.

Veeda Incontinence

Types and levels of severity of incontinence:

  1. Stress Incontinence

Urine leaks when exerting pressure on your bladder. E.g., when you: sneeze, cough, laugh, exercise, jump or do heavy lifting

  1. Urge incontinence
  • Your bladder feels the sudden urge to urinate without warning (in most case large amounts)
  • You need to urinate often including throughout the night
  1. Overflow incontinence

Your bladder continuously leak/dribbles due to being unable to empty properly

  1. Mixed incontinence

You experience more than one type of incontinence – generally a mix of urge and stress symptoms

  1. Functional incontinence

An impairment that makes you unable to urinate properly or make it to a toilet in time. E.g., you have arthritis, and you may not be able to unbutton your pants quick enough.

Many factors contribute to incontinence such as age, pregnancy/childbirth, menopause, obesity and other medical conditions such as mental health, dementia, arthritis, diabetes, and more. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet and perform regular exercise to promote good bladder health to aid prevention and manage your incontinence. If you read any of the types of incontinence above and thought – ‘yes, that sound like me’ it is recommended you seek medical advice from your doctor.

Incontinence products

Prevent leakage or smells whilst reducing the risk of UTIs or rashes with Veeda.

Our Veeda Incontinence range is designed around your individual needs; our products are comfortable, don’t leak, and no one will know you’re wearing them!

Veeda hygiene products are pure, natural and eco-friendly:

  • Fragrance Free 
  • Allergy Certified                             
  • No Lotion
  • No colourants                   
  • No petrolatum                              
  • FSC / PEFC
  • Totally Chlorine Free         
  • Renewable resources                  
  • Natural resources
  • Natural polymers / No Plastics             
  • Low carbon impact                 
  • Responsibly managed forestry
  • Green Leaf extract                       
  • Vegan/ cruelty free                      
  • Free of latex

Veeda make underwear, liners, wipes and pads for incontinence that are better for your body and better for the earth. Veeda’s incontinence underwear and liners have an absorbent 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. They are ultra-thin which provides a discreet look without compromising on protection. 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.

Knowing the facts, consider making a better choice for your body and the earth by making Veeda your go-to natural incontinence care brand. Better for the Body and Better for the Earth.

 

Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask a medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.

 

Additional Resources:

If you're in the USA

The National Association for Continence: https://www.nafc.org/

Urology Care Foundation: https://www.urologyhealth.org/urology-a-z/u/urinary-incontinence

 

If you're in Australia

For more information on understanding and managing incontinence, visit: https://www.continence.org.au/

For more information on the Australian Government Continence Aids Payment Scheme, visit: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/continence-aids-payment-scheme

For more information on Urinary Incontinence and links to State Government support, visit:

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/urinary-incontinence