NEW Attends Bariatric Underwear Offers Extra Absorbency and Coverage

Attends Bariatric Underwear

Attends has recently redesigned its Extra XXL Protective Underwear (#AP0750) to create a more absorbent underwear with better coverage and protection. The new product is now called Attends Bariatric Underwear (#AU50) and fits waist sizes 68” to 80”.

This bariatric disposable pull up underwear features an improved absorbent core that is longer and wider than before, providing everyday incontinence protection for larger sized men and women. Two layers – an acquisition layer and a super absorbent polymer – work together to direct fluids into the core and pull it away from the user’s skin. This not only helps keep skin dry and prevent diaper rashes, but also controls odor.

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How to Put on an Adult Diaper

This post is for those who are new to wearing incontinence briefs – whether you’re caring for someone with bladder problems or are experiencing the condition yourself.

Putting on and changing an adult diaper can be tricky, especially if you’ve never had practice before. The process is similar to changing a baby’s diaper. To make matters easier, Abena has created three visuals depicting how to change a loved one’s diaper while they’re lying down or in an upright position, as well as how to change your own brief while standing. This is a great resource as most instructions on changing an adult diaper don’t come with graphics.

These visuals describe how to put on an Abena Abri-Form Brief, which is one of the most absorbent diapers we carry. However, these instructions can be applied to all other brands of adult diapers.

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Domtar to Expand Business through $160M Investment

Domtar Corporation, which owns the Attends incontinence brand, is making plans to convert a pulp and paper plant in Ashdown, Ark. in hopes to expand their business. The $160 million investment will be used to increase production of the fluff material that’s used in their absorbent products, such as adult diapers and feminine hygiene products.

The paper machine should be completed in late 2016 and will have a production capacity of approximately 516,000 tons of fluff pulp annually. Currently, Domtar’s mill in Plymouth, NC has a production capacity of 448,000 tons. The addition to the Ashdown mill will make Domtar the world’s fourth-largest fluff pulp producer.

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Celebrating Bladder Health Awareness Month with NAFC

There are 35 million adults in the United States who suffer from bladder problems, according to the National Association for Continence (NAFC). Bladder issues may include urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) disorders, chronic bladder infections, among many others.

If you experience bladder problems, November is your month and this is your week. During National Bladder Health Awareness Month and National Bladder Health Week (Nov. 10-14), the people at NAFC aim to bring awareness to bladder health issues and encourage people to take control of their own bladder health.

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Behavioral Changes for a Better Bladder

Urinary incontinence is a common and often frustrating condition that can be managed through behavioral and lifestyle changes. Below are four ways you can improve your incontinence symptoms and get better bladder control:

  • Pee every hour, on the hour.

    Did you know that you can learn how to retrain your bladder to go when you want it to? The technique, called bladder retraining, involves going to the bathroom on a schedule that’s based on your bladder habits. You can start the schedule with one hour intervals, and then slowly work up to 2-hour and 3-hour intervals. The goal of bladder retraining is to increase your bladder’s capacity to hold urine, which in turn, reduces the amount of bathroom breaks and wetting accidents.

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