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Urinary Incontinence While Traveling – How Contino® Can Help

Urinary Incontinence While Traveling – How Contino® Can Help

Contino® helps you get back to the things you love to do – like travel. For men who experience urinary incontinence, travel can add an extra element of uncertainty. ContinoⓇ is a men’s urinary incontinence device that can restore the freedom to travel.

How Contino® Helps Ensure Urinary Incontinence Doesn’t Inhibit Your Travel Plans

Frequent urination in men can develop over time, as a side effect of surgery, or due to diseases such as diabetes. It’s estimated that 1 in 6 men over the age of 40 will experience some type of incontinence, whether that be frequent urination or leaking urine. This issue causes more frequent doctor’s visits and hospital trips. ContinoⓇ, a urethral insert device, helps men regain their freedom by inhibiting the flow of urine and preventing leaks. This can be especially useful for men as they travel. Here’s how:

  1. Contino® Offers Discreet Protection
    Contino® is a medical device that is self-inserted into the urethra, preventing urine from leaking. While traveling, you won’t need to worry about bulky pads or changing your clothes due to accidents. Instead, you can go to the bathroom as usual, remove the device when you need to go, and re-insert it when you are finished. Contino® comes in a pocket-sized travel case for ease-of-use and complete discretion. It is also radio-opaque so even when going through airport security, you can keep it safely in your pocket. Contino® lubrication pouches are also carry-on friendly, although larger quantities may need to be checked. The best part – No more worrying about disposing of pads when visiting family or friends.
  2. Contino® Is Comfortable
    Contino users report that the device is so comfortable, they don’t even know it’s there. When you decide to try Contino®, you’ll have an initial consultation with a healthcare professional who will ensure a personalised fit.
  3. Contino® Gives You Freedom
    UI sufferers often need to plan events around the nearest restroom. With Contino®, many men have found they can participate in the activities they enjoyed before UI, without always having an exit strategy. Holiday parties, shopping, travel, and family visits can all be made easier with Contino®.
  4. Contino® Can Save You Money
    Pads and collection devices can cost upwards of  $2,000 per year. A ContinoⓇ subscription each month will cost you less than a daily latte and give you the simplest solution to controlling your UI.
  5. Contino® Can Reduce Your Anxiety
    Many men who suffer from urinary incontinence avoid places and events in order to avoid leaks and embarrassment. At Contino®, we provide men who suffer from urinary incontinence with a solution to stop the flow of urine and minimize the disruption to their life. Contino® is a self-inserted medical device that is clinically proven and licensed by Health Canada. Rather than relying on bulky pads, painful clamps, catheters or surgery, Contino® can help restore your lifestyle to what it was before UI.

Urinary Incontinence and its Effects on Mental Health

Studies show that urinary incontinence affects not only travel plans, but also the mental health of those who experience it. Common side effects are: 

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of confidence
  • Avoidance of enjoyable activities and events

The above study, which carefully tested a group of individuals 65 and older, found that those who suffer from urinary incontinence symptoms such as urgency or leaking urine are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety when compared to their continent counterparts. Patients with urinary incontinence symptoms were also found to have moderate to severe depression scores, reduced quality of life, and significantly impact mental and physical health. 

The study goes on to show that there is a direct correlation between how severe incontinence symptoms are to how severe a patient’s depression score is – the worse the incontinence, the worse the depression. The most unfortunate conclusion is that patients with severe depression are most likely to feel isolated and may avoid incontinence treatment or not follow through with helpful measures such as pelvic floor exercises or bladder training. Furthermore, urologists and gynecologists, who are often the professionals who diagnose incontinence issues, are often not trained to notice signs of depression or prescribe effective mental health treatment in addition to physical treatment. This is why when it comes to incontinence, it’s a good idea to notify your health professional to open up a dialogue so they, or your loved ones can spot changes in mood when they occur. 

Does urinary incontinence keep you from fully enjoying activities you used to? Find out if Contino® might be right for you – take our quiz and get started today!