Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control (LOBC)
What is LOBC & How Do You Take Back Control of Your Life?
Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control (LOBC) — also known as incontinence — is the involuntary loss of bladder/bowel control. A problem that affects millions worldwide, this issue is not a disease, but it can be a symptom of other conditions, as well as a side effect of different medications, diet, nutritional habits or lifestyle changes. In general, every human is born incontinent and nearly everyone will experience some degree of incontinence as we grow older.
How to Cope with and Treat LOBC
LOBC can be an extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient issue. However, with the right products, treatment and information, it’s possible to take control of the everyday symptoms. The first step toward managing incontinence is visiting your physician and learning about which type of LOBC you’re experiencing, and determining your treatment options.
Even after treatment, some people still leak urine from time to time. If you, or a loved one, are still experiencing leaking, there are options for managing symptoms. Certain products can help people cope with leaking urine, including:
- Pads: Pads can be worn in underwear to absorb leaking urine.
- Adult diapers: An adult diaper can be worn to keep clothes dry.
- Waterproof underwear: Waterproof underwear helps protect clothes from getting wet.
- Disposable pads: Disposable pads can be used to protect chairs and beds from urine.
- Special skin cleaners and creams: Special skin cleaners and creams may help prevent the skin around the urethra from becoming irritated. Creams can help block urine from the skin.
- Urine deodorizing tablets: A person with strong urine odor can talk with a health care professional about whether urine deodorizing tablets would work for them.
Prevail offers a wide-variety products for protection ranging from light panty-liners to comfortable, maximum absorbency briefs. The experts at Dusini Drug can assist you with selecting the right products, and you can even have them delivered right to your door. Although LOBC can be a difficult problem to live with, it can be managed. Be sure to talk with your physician about your LOBC issues, symptoms, and treatments so you can live the most independent, comfortable lifestyle possible.