Urinary Incontinence in Men Signals an Issue
Men, as you age, have certain hernial or prostate surgeries, or have other neural erectile dysfunctions (ED), you may succumb to weakened pelvic floor muscles and nerves that don't communicate well with one another and you might start having bathroom accidents. Bladder incontinence exists whether the leak is a few drops of urine or a complete loss of control, and if you are having accidents, it is time to speak to your doctor. Give us a call if you have questions about different incontinence products. 855-879-2366.
The accidents will only get worse with time if left untreated.
Unlike women, who suffer bladder incontinence from more physical reasons like pregnancy and prolapsed uterus, male incontinence is usually a symptom of a dysfunctioning nervous system. Urine is released from the kidneys into the bladder. The bladder is held "shut" by nerves that control the urethra (the bodily tube from which urine flows). If the nerves are not communicating properly, or the muscles surrounding the urethra are weak, the urethra will leak and you will not be able to control the flow to make it stop before you have had an accident.
There are several disorders that can cause the nervous system to fail, such as Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Stroke. Age will also weaken and stress the muscles that control bathroom function as well an enlarged prostate gland. If you are having urgency, or the feeling that you have to urinate constantly and immediately, go see a doctor. If it burns or hurts to urinate, or you see blood in your urine, go see a doctor. If you are up all night long using the bathroom, go see a doctor. I can't say it enough!
There are plenty of male incontinence products to help your situation. Male guards are a specially designed bladder pad that fits the male anatomy and is more padded up front with little between the legs.
External catheters for men help direct urine into a container or the toilet if you have little control of your flow.
Finnegan Medical Supply has the discount medical supplies you need to combat male urinary incontinence. Visit us today!
If you have more questions, give us a call at 855-879-2366.