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Urinary incontinence is a common, yet treatable, condition that affects more than 25 million men and women in the United States. People suffering from incontinence don’t have control over the bladder, which can result in embarrassing wetting accidents. Many people rely on incontinence products, such as adult diapers, to help manage their bladder control problems, which may have been caused by weak pelvic floor muscles, pregnancy, prostate surgery, or disease. However, what people may not realize is that there are behavioral changes that can greatly reduce or even eliminate incontinence symptoms. Below are three ways that may lead to better bladder control:

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ABENA Abri-Flex Adult Diaper/Pull-Up Protective Underwear

Are embarrassing leaks keeping you from participating in an active lifestyle?  Are you a caregiver doing extra work because of inferior adult diapers?  ABENA premium European incontinence products are designed specifically with the main focus being on the end user while at the same time making daily life easier for caregivers.

ABENA adult diapers are known for their high level of leakage security and optimum comfort.  What makes the ABENA brand a premium line of incontinence products?


  • Air Plus – Abenas well known super soft and fully breathable textile-like backsheet makes the product noiseless and discrete, and ensures superior comfort and healthier skin
  • Wetness indicator with graduation scale – color coded printing for easy product identification and wetness scale enables caregivers ability to see how much of a products capacity has been used.
  • Top Dry – Dry surface system provides rapid absorption and a dry surface.  Dry skin makes for healthier skin and minimizes the risk of leakage.
  • Quick absorption – Long fibers spread the liquid quickly and efficiently around the entire absorbent core.
  • High absorption – SAP ensures high absorbency and capsules liquid, keeping it away from the skin.
  • Minimum risk of leakage – Efficient barriers and latex-free elastication ensure a snug body fit minimizing the risk of leakage.
  • Odor System – reduces the risk of unpleasant odors by trapping voids in the core preventing odors from escaping.


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AllegroMedical.com is introducing the ABENA Abri-Flex disposable protective underwear to incontinence users and caregivers.  Abri-Flex is available in 2 absorbency levels, level 1 (1400-1600cc depending on size) and level 3 (2100-2200cc depending on size).  When ordering ABENA Abri-Flex Protective Underwear select your size along with the absorbency level which is based on the amount of liquid you need your pull up to hold.  The convenient wetness indicator with graduation scale will indicate how much of the pull ups capacity has been used.  This is helpful in determining the absorbency level necessary for future purchases.  Users of ABENA brand typically require 40% fewer adult diaper changes, avoid nighttime interruptions, feel safer with less chance of embarrassing leaks, and experience economical relief due to the reduction in diaper changes required while maintaining comfort and healthier skin.  Try the Abri-Flex protective underwear and share your ABENA experience.

The pill canagliflozin raised cholesterol levels in testing, drug reviewers say.

Johnson & Johnson’s experimental diabetes drug might bring minor heart risks because it raised cholesterol levels in patient testing, according to federal drug reviewers.

In documents released Tuesday, Food and Drug Administration staff experts conclude studies showed J&J’s canagliflozin raised levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, and slightly increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death, compared to two other types of diabetes medications.

Data from nine large patient studies also showed the pill increased risks of urinary tract infections and fungal infections in the genital area. That’s because canagliflozin works by boosting blood sugar excretion via urine, and germs thrive on that sugar.

The studies didn’t find other serious problems, such as weakening of bones, damage to the liver or kidneys, or various cancers.
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