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Incontinence

Our information hotline: 0800 - 33 42 427

You are not alone!

The unintentional passing of urine is a serious, hygienic and social problem for those affected. Every twelfth man and every fourth women is confronted with this problem at some point.
In Germany alone approximately 4 million people are incontinent in some way. Most people think of bladder weakness as a delicate topic with lots of taboos.
Even though attitudes towards this problem have changed in recent years a lot of people suffering from incontinence keep it to themselves rather than talking about it openly.

The constant fear of wetting oneself in public and smelling of urine leads sufferers to avoid contact with others. Often they rarely go out and suffer from loneliness and depression.
Incontinence is not an illness, but a symptom of a deficient bodily function. It isn’t a “normal” symptom of old age, however it often does occur as you grow older.
Incontinence in Western Europe is the most widespread, but least well-known health problem.

Important!

Different types of incontinence

Bladder weakness can occur in different situations, different forms and to different degrees. Here we outline the different types of incontinence:

Urge incontinence, which is identified by an urgent urge to urinate. Sufferers often don’t have enough time to reach a toilet.

Stress incontinence often affects women who have had multiple children or can be the result of reduced circulation due to hormone deficiencies during the menopause. The drop by drop leakage of urine can be triggered by heavy lifting, coughing or sneezing. Psychological problems can also be a trigger.

Whereas overflow incontinence more often affects men. This is for example due to
an age related enlargement of the prostate which constricts the urethra, which means urine builds up in the bladder. The pressure on the bladder increases until the urine streams out. Other causes of overflow incontinence could be narrowing of the foreskin or frequent catheter placement.

Reflex incontinence can be caused if all nerve endings in the back are fully disconnected, as is the case for paraplegic patients or those suffering from multiple sclerosis. Illnesses such as diabetes, fistulas or tumours in the spinal cord may also be determined as causes for uncontrolled, unconscious and spontaneous leakage of urine.

“Doctor, I have a problem...”

1. Visit the doctor

Your family doctor is your first contact for this issue. He can explain incontinence to you.
If it is necessary he can refer you onto a gynaecologist or urologist. Your doctor will write out a prescription for you, which must contain the following information:
1. Incontinence items
2. For 3 or 6 months or for 1 year. (depending on funds)
3. Diagnosis

2. Face-to-face or telephone advice

Good advice is important so that you get the right products for you when you need them. The staff in our team are experts in this area. Here you can receive the information which forms the basis of sensible care.
Our information hotline: 0800-33 42 427 - Please call us.

3. Compilation of samples

We will put together a sample box with specimens. This will be put together on the basis of the information you provide to us. There is no such thing as “standard incontinence” every case must be considered individually. That is what we do. The samples will be sent to you within a week in a discreet box by post or by parcel service. Directly to your door.

4. Free testing and advice

Now you can test the products at your leisure. If you need help with this, we would be happy to provide you with further advice or send you further samples if necessary.

5. Ordering your products

Now you can call our hotline and place an order. You can decide what product you would like to receive and when and the goods will be shipped to you on the same day. We will take care of the billing with the health insurance fund so that there are no complications.

6. Confirmation of receipt

The best thing to do is to send the prescription from your doctor straight to us, so that we can submit it to your health insurance fund. A few days later we will receive authorisation, mostly for a longer period. Now you don’t have to worry about anything else.

7. Products are delivered quickly and discreetly

You will receive a box from a parcel service and you just need to let us know when your supplies are running low. Then a new box will automatically be shipped.

We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have over the telephone at any time.

Here is our information flyer with further information on the topic of incontinence for you to download.