Incontinence. We all know what it is, but to be honest, we rarely discuss it. When we do, it’s in hushed tones, often with a trusted friend. In fact, many women don’t even feel comfortable talking about this with their doctors; they never even bring it up. Because of this, it is often not on a physician’s radar and it goes unnoticed and often untreated.
Because of the perceived stigma associated with incontinence, many suffer in silence – so many believing they are the only ones. Well, they are not. Did you know that 51% of women are said to suffer from incontinence of some kind?
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI), recently issued a report stating their belief that women should be screened annually for incontinence. While WPSI has shared several factors that increase a woman’s chances for experiencing incontinence (including, but not limited to, obesity and advancing age) they do not believe these factors should be used to limit those screened. Instead, they believe that all women should undergo screening, as many don’t share their concerns regarding this with their doctors.
WPSI (an initiative launched by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists) is federally funded and committed to “develop, review and update recommendations for women’s preventative healthcare services…” These include various screenings.
Their new recommendation for an annual screening for urinary incontinence is based upon their belief that early identification and treatment can help defer more costly treatments later in life AND improve the quality of life for those who suffer.
While there is much discussion surrounding this proposed annual screening, it does indicate that this issue is on the radar and is recognized as something worthy of further attention. At LIQUAGUARD® we have understood this for years; we know how many people suffer and have worked diligently to develop a line of products that provide them the protection and dignity they deserve.
We will continue to follow this recommendation and share with you the direction it takes within the medical community. This recommendation is just the beginning. As always, we encourage you to discuss any and all issues with your personal physician. We look forward to continuing to provide you the same quality products in the professional manner to which you have become accustomed. We understand the effects of incontinence and how it can hinder your daily activities. We strive to provide a broad range of products that help limit these issues and help you to enjoy everything that life has to offer.