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Toilet training can prevent involuntary loss of urine

In many cases, toilet training can help improve bladder control using a toilet diary. Incontinence products provide added safety to those affected.

Involuntary loss of urine can be a significant burden on those affected. There are a number of possibilities to promote continence- for example through toilet training in cases of stress, urgency, and mixed incontinence. Because:

In many cases, on-time trips to the toilet tailored to specific voiding patterns improve bladder control

Based on the toilet training, the person affected, assisted by a nurse if necessary, records the time of micturition, the volume of urine voided and the quantity of drinking in a micturition or toilet diary for several days. This often indicates that the affected person uses the toilet on a regular basis. Therefore it is important to remind the affected person, before the urge to void occurs, to go to the toilet or to accompany him to the toilet - so that the patient is given practice to achieve a regular schedule and the number of incontinence episodes can be reduced.

Special incontinence products provide added security

To avoid “unpleasant experiences“ during toilet training, articles that can be used by affected persons themselves, such as pull ups which are put on as easily as underpants (e.g. MoliCare Mobile). So toilet training and suitable products can help to regain bladder control and improve quality of life for residents with urinary incontinence.