Aeroflow Urology Blog

Sanfilippo Syndrome & Incontinence

Due to the rapid regression of this disease, many children rarely progress above the mental age of three-years-old. Therefore, most children with Sanfilippo are not potty trained and deal with incontinence for their entire life. When they are younger, this may not be a "big deal," however, as our children grow, finding proper places to change an older child's diaper in public can be difficult. We often find ourselves laying down a chux pad, blanket, or towel on a public restroom floor to care for our children. It can also be difficult to simply find diapers that fit an older child.

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Understanding Incontinence with an Older Child with Autism

When our 11 and a half- year-old son, Gabe, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, I had no idea what to expect his future to look like. Would he ever talk? Learn to communicate in other ways? Would he ever become independent? I'll be honest, one of my biggest concerns was potty training. It was a long time before Gabe was out of diapers. Managing his urinary incontinence involved intensive ABA (applied behavioral analysis) therapy and continued into his early school years. I had to provide the school with diapers and wipes for years until he was able to stay dry during the day.

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How To Increase Catheter Comfort

When some individuals think of the word "catheter," oftentimes they associate it with pain. However, catheterization can and should be a comfortable solution for emptying your bladder. If you are experiencing any discomfort when inserting your urinary catheter, there are a few easy tips that you can implement to reduce discomfort.1. Picking the Right Type of Catheter

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The Ultimate Outfits for Hiding Diapers and Catheters

When an individual is diagnosed with incontinence, they can often feel the weight that comes with having to adapt their lifestyle to the daily use of disposable briefs, catheters, and other continence care products. Part of this weight is a never ending stream of thoughts about concealing their products in their clothing. Will their catheter be obvious? Will their briefs, also referred to as adult diapers, be noisy? Once they void their bladder, will it cause their protective undergarments to sag? Don’t fret - some of this stress can be alleviated by making simple changes to your wardrobe.

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Q&A with Ms. Wheelchair USA - Madeline Delp

Madeline Delp is a car accident survivor turned motivational speaker, disability advocate, and public figure. She is a Ms. Wheelchair USA winner, fear-chaser, and world traveler. She, through her nonprofit Live Boundless, has delivered over 400 wheelchairs to those in need in Asia and South America. Despite her busy schedule of fear-chasing and pageant winning, Madeline sat down with us to answer some questions on everything from dating to staying active in a pandemic.

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Hormone Therapy and Urinary Health for Transgender Individuals

Embarking on the journey of transition can be a very exciting time for a transgender individual. Finally being able to match their outward appearance to their gender identity can do wonders for their mental health and confidence. Hormone therapy is a common first step in the transition process, but there is very little education on how hormone therapy can affect the urinary tract. There are things that can be done to manage the changes that will come with hormone therapy and other transitional processes, and that is what I will work to outline today.

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Incontinence Care: 5 Ways to Help Your Parent with Incontinence

When you're born, your parent is your lifeline. They feed you, burp you, change you; you're completely dependent on their care. Then, as you grow older, you become more and more autonomous and independent of your parents, and it's a very exciting time. Your parent is still the invincible lifeline that guided you through the beginning of your life, but then things start to change. Your parents grow older, and they begin to show signs of their increasing age. It can start as small things - needing reading glasses, forgetting where they put the remote, asking for a hand to get up out of a chair, etc. However, as your parent transitions into their older years, you may have to find a caregiver for them. You might even begin to become their primary caregiver, yourself. This is where things can start to become uncomfortable. In this new role, the child becomes the surrogate parent. However, some changes don't have to be as drastic as they initially seem. Discussing intimate subjects such as continence care can be intimidating. Trust us, we know. However, there are ways to receive help. If you keep these five factors at the front of your mind, you can set both you and your parent up for success.

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How to Manage Diabetes and Incontinence

It is no secret that diabetes is on the rise in the United States. With 1.5 million new diagnoses each year, diabetes has a widespread affect on Americans. You may also know that individuals who have been diagnosed with one condition, such as diabetes, are often at a higher risk for developing other secondary conditions. Although often overlooked, diabetes is no exception, and the secondary condition can often be incontinence.

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