Deal with Incontinence the Proper Way

The process of aging brings with it some health symptoms and issues
that prove not only to be inconvenient, but downright embarrassing,
too. Incontinence is one example. It is when a person, typically a senior
one, loses control over their bladder or bowel; although incontinence can
sometimes occur in younger people, as well.

Different medical conditions can cause different types of incontinence issues
among people, young or old. Urinary tract infection, stroke, pregnancy,
sudden weight gain, and Alzheimer's are just some of the more common
reasons for it. Anyone can use multiple types of incontinence products and
not rely on just one solution, depending on what the planned activities
are for a particular day. Whatever cause incontinence might have, dealing
with it the right way can spell all the difference between being crippled by
embarrassment and the constant need to go to the bathroom, and being
able to function as normally as possible.

To address incontinence properly, you must first know how to match the
right incontinence product with the type of incontinence diagnosed by a
medical expert.

padsDisposable pads

Much like female sanitary pads in looks and function, these disposable pads
are designed to absorb light to moderate urinary incontinence. They fit and
mold into the crotches of underwear that have standard shape and size.
Disposable incontinence pads have adhesive strips at the bottom to help
them stick on the fabric and stay in place.

Who can use them? Those who experience urinary incontinence in a mild
or temporary form, such as when coughing, sneezing, lifting heavy objects,
or laughing, and any other result of slight pressure on the bladder. They
are for meant for both adults and younger people who enjoy an active and
independent lifestyle.

Mattress pads

Mattress pads are meant to go under sheets and beddings of people
experiencing incontinence. They can be used with or without other
incontinence garments while sleeping. These products are usually
disposable, and can also be used for other furniture which patients use to sit
or lie down on. Some have special dry and absorbent features so the skin
won't get soaked and irritated by urine.

Who can use them? Bed-ridden patients who cannot get up to go to the
toilet on their own, or those with urge incontinence. The latter is when
someone cannot hold their bladder especially during the night and feel the
need to urinate frequently during bed time.

breifs Disposable adult briefs

These look like adult versions of "high-cut" baby diapers. They have larger
leg holes for extra comfort and mobility, and waistbands cinched by garters
or adhesive strips.

Who can use them? Bed-ridden patients can benefit most from disposable
adult briefs. They are also for those who cannot change their own clothing
and have limited ability to move their limbs, making it hard to put on a fresh
pair of disposable briefs as needed. The thick and absorbent material for
adult briefs makes them ideal for both urinary and fecal incontinence.

padsDisposable full adult diapers

Full adult diapers are built to withstand stronger and more frequent leaks.
They have fuller crotch coverage and waistbands compared to the adult
briefs. They can also be held up at the waist with either garters or strong
adhesive strips.

Who can use them? Adults who are still active and expect to go on long-haul
trips or a full day of being out and about often rely on these. Even those who
are younger but are experiencing incontinence in any form due to a current
illness (such as UTI, diarrhea, etc.) can be aided by disposable full adult
diapers.

linerLined underwear

These products offer the convenience of a single piece of underwear lined
with an absorbent padding. They are washable and can be reused many
times over.

Who can use them? Those who experience incontinence sporadically, and are
more active than other patients. These people typically have more mobility
and sometimes need to rely on lined underwear for days when stress-
induced or temporary incontinence.