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World Continence Week 2023

HARTMANN supports the World Continence Week campaign organised by the World Federation For Incontinence and Pelvic Problems (WFIPP).
Incontinence continues to be a sensitive subject, but by opening up a conversation about it, we can work through it together.

Let’s talk about incontinence together!

Maryam is feeling more confident after talking about her incontinence. Are you still suffering in silence?

For a long time, Maryam felt too embarrassed to talk to her family or even her doctor about her incontinence. But her daughter noticed that she was starting to isolate herself and choosing not to leave home very often. For example, Maryam no longer volunteered to pick up her grandchildren from school. It was only when Maryam’s daughter asked her if anything was wrong that Maryam found the confidence to talk about her bladder weakness.

That conversation gave Maryam the courage to talk to her doctor as well. Today, Maryam wears pull-up pants that are ideal for her needs, and she is living life to the full

Misconceptions about incontinence


Fatima has learned that drinking less doesn't help with incontinence. What misconceptions do you have?

Fatima has been struggling with incontinence for a few years. To avoid urinary leaks, she tried drinking less. But after doing some research, she discovered that dehydration could make urinary incontinence worse.
If there is too little fluid intake, the bladder is not flushed out as well as it needs to, leading to bacteria accumulating faster in the kidneys, bladder, and urethra.
This increases the risk of bladder or urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Also, the urine produced is highly concentrated and can irritate the bladder, increasing the need to go to the
toilet and urinate. It's recommended to drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid a day, water and tea are great choices.

Solutions for living with incontinence

Ahmed is wearing an incontinence pad. Did you notice?

Ahmed has been retired for 5 years. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. For the past few months, Ahmed has started to experience urinary leaks. After consulting with his doctor, he decided to look for a discreet and reliable solution that would fit his active lifestyle.

Like Ahmed, find the solution that’s right for you.


Being a carer for an incontinent relative


Amira found great solutions to help her care for her mother's incontinence. How about you?

Amira, now retired, is caring for her 85-year-old mother by helping her with daily tasks such as shopping, attending appointments, and housework. Recently, she noticed that her mother's clothes had a strong smell of urine, even though she was wearing a pad. Amira looked for products that were designed for urine and contained odour neutralizers as well as the discreet, reliable protection she needed. She also found a cream to soothe her mother's irritated skin. These new products have made all the difference. Amira is no longer worried about her mother being in discomfort or her intimate care, and instead they can enjoy spending time together.