Ashton, MD (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
As Prostate Cancer Awareness Month winds down, NationalIncontinence.com’s Renee Mercer discusses the importance of the disease and its impact.
“Prostate cancer affects millions of men each year. In fact, it is the second most common type of cancer found in American men,” Mercer, nurse practitioner and president of National Incontinence, said. “We want to remind men that early detection is important in preventing and treating this disease.”
One in six American men is affected by prostate cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. One of the most common side effects of prostate cancer surgery is urinary incontinence, or the loss of bladder control. Fortunately, a majority of men regain bladder control after several weeks or months, and for those who still have urinary problems, absorbent products can help, Mercer said.
“Nowadays, incontinence products are designed to fit the different needs of the female and male body so users get the best protection for their needs,” Mercer said. “We offer many male incontinence products, ranging from guards for men to adult briefs, depending on the level of leakage after prostate cancer surgery.”
Customers suffering from light incontinence enjoy the Tena guards because they are lightweight and can be worn in one’s own underwear, yet still provide discreet protection against leaks. For those experiencing more than a dribble, protective underwear provide maximum absorption and look and feel like regular briefs. This helps men feel confident in leading an active lifestyle despite their bladder issues.
“Our customers love the new Depend briefs we now carry. Men feel as if they’re wearing regular underwear instead of a bulky product,” Mercer added.
“Treatments for prostate cancer vary depending on the severity of the condition. Men should ask their doctors about other incontinence treatments such as Kegel exercises for men,” Mercer continued. “In the meantime, absorbent products can help prevent accidents and restore confidence.”
National Incontinence provides products throughout the United States for people of all ages with bladder control problems. They have helped more than 100,000 patients with bladder issues. Their pediatric division, the Bedwetting Store, is now the largest distributor of pediatric enuresis products in the United States. National Incontinence is proud to serve the millions of families who seek information and practical solutions to bladder control problems and want the best products at the lowest prices.