World Continence Week

For All Our Father Figures
June 14, 2019

World Continence Week is an annual initiative devised and managed by WFIP (World Federation of Incontinence Patients), with the approval of the International Continence Society. It is a global campaign with the intention to raise awareness and remove stigmas surrounding urinary and bowel incontinence. Which greatly impacts the lives of those who live with these realities.

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of bodily waste. There are a few types of incontinence, first there is is urinary incontinence which is urine leaking from the bladder. Second, there is fecal or bowel incontinence which is feces or wind from the bowel. Incontinence can be treated, managed and in many cases it can also be cured.

Contributing risk factors for incontinence include: age, family history, special dietary sensitivities, diseases and other medical circumstances (pregnancy and child birth). I was startled to learn that having an overactive bladder affects 70-80% of people by the age of 80. Bladder weakness alone affects 1 in 3 people, which makes it more common than seasonal allergies!

Here are some of the forms of incontinence that people suffer through: 
  • urinary incontinence
  • bladder storage or overactive bladder
  • voiding systems
  • bladder pain syndrome
  • interstitial cystitis
  • neurogenic bladder dysfunction
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • fecal incontinence
  • fistulas
Incontinence impacts your life in many ways

In the process of finding treatments and ways to manage the symptoms, life can be very difficult. Complications from incontinence can include urinary tract infections (UTIs), skin rashes and/or infections and most importantly, your personal life can be impacted. Incontinence indiscriminately affects our work, social and personal relationships.  From the social awkwardness it can spark, to the hard conversations you may have to have with family, and the times when you have episodes in public, these difficulties can all wreak havoc on your mental and emotional wellbeing. Things that can help with the symptoms are diet, exercise, lifestyle, pads, adult diapers, medications, and bidet seats.

Could a bidet seat really be helpful for incontinence?

While bidet seats are far from the mark of adult diapers, a bidet seat can dramatically cut down the occurrence of UTIs, skin rashes, necessity of wet wipes, and most importantly improve your quality of life. By gently cleaning your bottom with warm water, in just a few minutes you are shower fresh.  Can you image being in a rush to get somewhere and having an accident? A bidet seat can alleviate the need to shower and allow you to easily reset your day. It also allows those who are aging more dignity in their day to day trials.

Please read more on why bidets are helpful and even life changing for people with incontinence and many more health challenges.

Here is an article with more information on incontinence and some tips on how to manage incontinence:

Clear Water Bidets staff is knowledgeable and friendly, we’re accustomed to talking about the hard stuff.  We are here to help you pick the right bidet seat for your circumstances and needs.  We offer many bidet seats with a variety of options and a range of prices, take a look at what we offer on our shop page.  Please call us with your questions at 360-565-5418 or 888-670-9389. You can also send us an email at Or, stop by our showroom located at 151 Ruth’s Place Suite 4, Sequim, Washington 98382. Our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions.