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Urinary incontinence (UI) impacts an estimated 15 to 35% of the adult ambulatory population 50 and older with prevalence rates for women being twice that of men. Also contributing to the variance in reported prevalence may that many sufferers fail to report the occurrence of UI to their doctors because of the belief that incontinence is a normal phenomenon associated with aging or that UI is untreatable? There is also the stigma associated with not being able to control the basic functions of urination.
Involuntary loss of urine has multiple implications to the sufferer. Incontinence also has been noted to be a major barrier to social interests, entertainment, or physical recreation.
Depression and anxiety have been suggested to co-occur in incontinent persons. It is characterized by feelings of sadness, emptiness, dissatisfaction, lowered self-esteem, inactivity, and self-depreciation. Depression occurs when one feels a perceived inefficacy in controlling valued outcomes. This perception impacts the choice of activities one chooses to engage in and the effort and persistence one is willing to invest in the activity.
People with UI are more likely to report a poorer quality of life. UI can be slightly bothersome or totally debilitating. The risk of public embarrassment keeps them from enjoying many activities with their family and friends. Urine loss can also occur during sexual activity and cause tremendous emotional distress. Primarily this happens due to spoiled undergarments & foul smell that leads to major embarrassment not only to the sufferer but also to the entire family.
Apart from the above issues, sufferer is heavily burdened financially due to treatment cost and cost of adult diapers. Since treatment & exercises needs to be followed that eventually will reduce/ control UI, however the cost of adult diapers pinches badly. On an average atleast 3 diapers needs to be used every day. This cost around Rs 120/- to 180/- per day. Additionally these diapers have certain disadvantages like bulky, embracement to wear in social gathering, skin rashes, nauseating smell, difficult to store & dispose etc.
A recent development brings hope back for a trouble free management of uncontrolled leak of urine in all age groups and both sexes. This is possible through I.M.E.C. Safety Pants marketed by Composite Polymer and Specialities Company, India, in collaboration with I.M.E.C. Germany. These I.M.E.C.® Safety Pants have been developed by Professor Dr.H. Madersbacher, Germany who is also 1st Chairman of the medical society for Incontinence help, Austria & member of the committee " Continence Worldwide ").
These IMEC Safety Pants are fashionable, reusable minimum 500 times, and washable underwear made of 100 % fibres (anti-micro bacterial, odour and perspiration absorbing textile) and free from PVC and HCFC. After each laundry these outstanding characteristics renew themselves. In Europe, people are wearing these to the beaches without any embarrassment or fear of uncontrolled leakage and wetting of clothes. These are 100% water tight, highly absorbent and can absorb liquid up to 500 ml, which can be further increased by inserting slips to soak up to 1.5 ltrs. of liquid, amazing! The combination of natural material provides a pleasant feeling in the garments, the same as normal underwear. These products have 100 %, enormously suction with no escape of perspiration or dampness, small or no moisture build up, air-permeable, highly respiration-actively without accumulation of heat, extremely skin-friendly, inconspicuously, discrete- appear not under tight clothing and have an optimal stretch comfort, as well as a long life span. These safety pants can be used in both medical conditions as well as in the social setting, and can restore feeling of self-confidence and quality of life. For further information You can write to: CPSC, 4, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, New Delhi- 110002 Help Desk- 9899016873, 9899013674 or email: [email protected]
REMEMBER, you are not alone or living in medieval ages! Many people reach out and find the help they need. Shed your inhibition and talk to your doctor and begin the road back to being yourself again. Expert advice and medicines to control your condition are for you to ask. New IMEC Safety Pants will help you to enjoy your personal and social life to satisfaction.