How to Choose the Right Incontinence Products

How to Choose the Right Incontinence Products

You wake up in the morning, and you can’t quite make it to the bathroom on time. You are at work and you sneeze and you have an “uh-oh” moment at the most inopportune time. You are traveling to another state to visit relatives with long stretches without bathroom stops, and all of a sudden you are soaked. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If so, then it’s time to do something about it.

Like most people, when incontinence happens, it’s embarrassing, it’s usually out-of-nowhere, and you are certainly not equipped to deal with it whether it is affecting your life or that of a loved one’s. It’s not the end of your life as you know it; it’s the beginning of what your life will be living with incontinence. It is very easily managed, and it’s time to do some research on incontinence.

Incontinence products have been around for many years. Choosing the right incontinence product is usually the first step and making an appointment with your doctor to rule out underlying problems should be the next. All bladder control products are not created equal as you will find while doing your research. There are different types of products, different absorbencies and lengths, and there are also skin care products for incontinence that will help tremendously to promote skin wellness.

Stress incontinence occurs when you lift a heavy object, or sneeze, cough or laugh and you lose anywhere from a few drops to a moderate level of wetness. Being overweight can add extra stress to your bladder as well as the added weight and pressure that occurs during pregnancy; either of these can cause little leaks here and there. A pad or pull-on underwear are good choices for this type incontinence and these work well for both urinary and fecal incontinence. These products range from very light absorbency to overnight protection and they are best for you if you live an active, social life. They are discreet and absorbent enough to get you through a full day or a long night without worry.

Urge incontinence occurs out of the blue and you have no control over it. It is usually the result of losing control over your bladder and bowel functions due to nerve damage, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and prostate problems in men. Adult diapers or briefs are best for this type incontinence and work best if you live an inactive lifestyle or are confined to a wheelchair. There are also highly absorbent pads that will keep you dry and odor free and will work well for urge incontinence.

Managing incontinence is easier than you think. Research the products and send for samples to see what will work best for you. You can also have them delivered to your home or office for convenience and discretion so you will always have plenty of supplies on hand without having to shop for them at your neighborhood store.