ARTICLES / Incontinence/
Male Incontinence Products /
Angela Medieros, Staff Writer
USE WHAT WORKS
Discuss medication options with the doctor in
addition to products that will help decrease
“bathroom anxiety.” While limiting fluids can
be done at home, it is important that your loved one
receive a consistent level of nourishment and
hydration. Encourage regular eating and
drinking patterns, but watch for products that
contain bladder stimulators, such as caffeine.
Caffeine “opens” the kidneys, and can also be
dehydrating in some instances, requiring more fluid
It’s sometimes a battle to get your loved one to
utilize adjuncts for intimate needs.
Maintaining an open communication is important, as
is compassion for your loved one’s fear of losing
control. When choosing a product to help keep
your loved one comfortable, consider all aspects.
You may need to start with a lighter product and
work into something with more coverage. When
possible, a mutual decision is the goal that scores
points all around.