Let’s talk about incontinence
Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control.
In fact, around 5 million Australians or nearly a quarter of the adult population have some level of bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons.
Managing every day life when you or the person you are caring for is affected by incontinence can be challenging.
However there are wonderful resources available to help you. Your GP is able to provide guidance and refer you to other Healthcare Professionals if required. Your Pharmacist is well equipped to provide you with products to assist you manage your condition. The Continence Foundation of Australia is a wealth of information – www.continence.org.au – and provides a Helpline, 1800 33 00 66 if you just want to talk to someone about any issues.
Women make up 70% of people who experience incontinence. It can occur during pregnancy or after childbirth or menopause. Bladder leakage may result from weak pelvic floor muscles when coughing, laughing or exercising; or from an overactive bladder resulting in an urgent need to pass urine.
Men can have bladder weakness following prostate surgery or from a lack of contraction of the muscles surrounding the urethra resulting in ‘after-dribble’ or the loss of a small amount of urine after emptying the bladder.
Children can also experience incontinence, with 3 to 5% of children aged between 5 and 17 having a daytime wetting problem. One third of these children will also experience bedwetting.
The team at Jim Wallace Pharmacy is committed to helping you deal confidently and discreetly with incontinence at any level.
Jim Wallace Pharmacy in Ermington , Sydney is a stockist of a large range of incontinence products . The incontinence aids range starts from basic items such as male and female urinals including the spil-pruf brand and standard and slipper bed pans . The slipper bed pans are available in 2 sizes , regular and large . We stock waterproof bed sheeting and pads , both disposable and the washable variety.
Washable products include the Kylie range in standard and supreme mac with tuck ins . Kylie Classic bed sheets which have superior washability and durability , with soft touch quilting draw fluid away from the body . The Supreme Mac with tuck-ins ( 1m x 1m ) and the Standard ( 71 x 91cm ) each hold at least 2.5 litres . The soft quilted surface allows more dryness and comfort . They are latex free . They can be washed in domestic and commercial washing machines and can be tumble dried .
Skin & eco-friendly solutions for Urinary Incontinence.
Mindful of both skin-sensitivity and the environment, we have introduced a range of high quality, high performance, washable, cost effective underwear for men, women and children as well as bed and chair protectors from Aleva®.
Washable, absorbent & waterproof Caretex® brand underwear is made of skin-friendly light soft cotton fabric. With sewn-in absorbent pads to keep you dry, a breathable waterproof membrane protects clothes from stains and leakage. Treated to prevent bacteria, allergens and odours, the range caters for most needs, from light (lbl) through to heavier bladder leakage. You can choose from a number of fashionable styles for men or women, with various levels of absorption, as well as a pull up pant designed for children with special needs that is also popular for toddlers who are night-time toilet training.
As a cost effective alternative to disposables these garments can be machine-washed and tumble dried, just like regular underwear.
Abso® brand washable bed and chair pads are lightweight, highly durable and waterproof.
The Bed Pads are available in a range of sizes with high absorption levels, up to a 3 Litre capacity and with integrated waterproof protection for mattresses and bedding, they are a great solution for all ages from toddlers to seniors. Their advanced technology ensures they stay flat on the bed and are designed to give you a good night’s sleep by incorporating a comfortable feel dry sleeping surface. They can be washed up to 200 times, at high temperatures and can be tumble dried on a low heat setting. The Chair Pads provide protection for any seating and come with a waterproof carry bag.
All Aleva® products are certified harmful-chemical free by the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and are PVC and Phthalate free.
So if you would like to talk continence solutions, please call in to see us. .
In addition to these Jim Wallace Pharmacy stocks a range of bedside commodes . In store we have the Economy Bed-side Commode and the Deluxe Bed-side Commode which doubles as a utility chair .
In disposable products we have Depend , Poise and Tena .
As part of the Depend Loyalty Scheme, when you purchase any 5 Depend products from Jim Wallace Pharmacy, you’ll get your 6th Depend product – absolutely free. This includes new Depend Real-Fit underwear, plus all other products in the Depend or Poise range.
If you need any further information on incontinence it may be helpful to click on the following link to the Continence Foundation of Australia website .
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