Tips for caring of people with incontinence
A diagnosis of urinary incontinence generates many questions and doubts both in the patient and in their loved ones. If a family member or friend suffers from incontinence it is important that you support and walk alongside them so that they know they are not alone. This makes the acceptance process for the condition faster and easier. Here are some tips that we hope will be useful to you:
- Investigate: it is very important that you know what urinary incontinence is all about, what is its cause, and the different treatments available. In this way, in case your family member or friend has any questions, you can help them.
- Know the level of incontinence of your loved one: knowing the level of incontinence of the person you are caring for is one of the first steps to understand what is happening and to be able to provide the help and care they need. There are different levels and types of incontinence depending on the amount and volume of losses that the patient experiences, as well as their level of activity. To learn about the type of incontinence of your loved one, we invite you to take the following test.
- Find products to manage incontinence: personal care and grooming are essential, for this we recommend using specialized products according to the level of incontinence of your loved one. Here you can learn more about Prudential products that will give your loved one the protection and comfort they deserve.
- Go to a medical specialist: if they have not yet been to a doctor, it is important that you do so to provide your loved one with an accurate diagnosis of their condition along with recommendations and possible treatments.
- Have patience and love: this is the basis for all care for patients with incontinence. Remember that it can be difficult to accept this condition so you should try to support and listen to your loved one, friend or patient.
- Balanced diet: if you are the one in charge of preparing their diet, make sure that it is balanced. Avoid excess of irritant foods such as citrus fruits, coffee, tomatoes, spicy foods or carbonated drinks. Try to include high fiber foods in their diet.