Aeroflow Urology Blog

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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How Diet Can Affect Bedwetting

You know the situation all too well. You’re awoken to the pitter-patter of tiny feet walking across your bedroom floor. You flutter your eyelids open to see your child standing at the end of your bed in damp pajamas, looking disappointed and embarrassed. And then, they say the dreaded words, “I had an accident.”
While this can be frustrating and disappointing for both child and parent, do you ever catch yourself wondering...why do kids wet the bed?

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Cuties® Training Pants to the Rescue!

I had this goal for the new year: potty train Landon! Fast forward nine months, and here we are - nowhere near ready to begin formal potty training. Unfortunately, we have so many sensory needs and diet issues to address before we get there.
I feel like this happens quite often with Autism. Our kids show us just how powerful they are, and we have to remember that we are on THEIR timeline, not the other way around. While we have goals to help them progress, they have their agendas, and we have to alter our expectations and teaching techniques to keep up.

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Madeline Delp: Confidence Series with Aeroflow Urology - Part 1

Written by Madeline Delp, Aeroflow Urology Brand Ambassador
I was doing an interview recently for a podcast, and the host asked me how I built up enough confidence to compete in pageantry. I paused for a second and considered the question. How exactly did the little girl who was too scared to start a conversation muster enough courage and confidence to roll on stage in front of hundreds of people?

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Life with Spina Bifida

I am so excited to spread the word about this incredible company! I have spent so much time during my lunch breaks on the phone with medical supply companies because our order was wrong or calling my insurance company to find out what supplies are covered. Do you know how many hours could have been saved had I been using Aeroflow all along?

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Challenges & Solutions For Autism Parents

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Toilet training can be tough on parents and children, especially if your child has autism. So why do children with autism have trouble potty training, and what is it really like to potty train a child with autism? Sierra Ferrell shares her family's story of toilet training her child with autism. 

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Bladder Problems in Women: 5 Tips to Boost Your Bladder Health

There are many cliches that women are told when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise regularly, eat healthy, get plenty of sleep. These are common types of phrases that people use to remember to keep their health in check. However, as women, there is often one important piece that is overlooked – the health of our bladder. Bladder problems are very common in women, and it isn't due to the estrogen.

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What No One Tells Women About Middle Age

As women approach midlife, they may have some idea about life changes that they may start to experience, including menopausal symptoms, mood swings, or bladder leakage. Talking about menopause with girlfriends is often commonplace. Joking about hot flashes and the temperature of the room is often the norm. Women will usually discuss their mood swings and even send memes to friends that make light of this issue. What no one seems to talk about is overactive bladder and incontinence.

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