For women who are new to wearing incontinence products, the selection process can be a bit overwhelming due to the vast options available. The main things to remember when choosing incontinence products are to pick the right size and absorbency level. This will also play a role in how comfortable the undergarment will be. Read below to get familiar with the different types of incontinence products for women:
Adult briefs (adult diapers)
Disposable adult briefs protect against moderate to heavy incontinence, featuring thick polymers that absorb large amounts of urine. Continue reading
“My 82-year-old grandmother has been experiencing incontinence lately, especially during the night. I’m tired of washing the sheets every day. How do I keep the mattress protected from constant urine leakage?”
Mattress protection is crucial when it comes to urinary incontinence. Without some type of waterproof bedding, your mattress can be left soaked in urine and your laundry pile increasing each day. A simple way, and also the most economical way, to protect the bed is to use a vinyl mattress cover.
Washable underpads offer a great and easy way to keep the bedding and furniture dry from incontinence and bedwetting accidents. This week, we’re bringing you two new printed bed pads from leading manufacturer Dry Defender.
The first mattress underpad features a fun and colorful blue sky print design that’s perfect for children. Your loved one will feel like he’s actually sleeping on clouds! The second overlay sports a more mature, lumberjack pattern that works well for both children and adults.
“I currently sleep on top of waterproof bed pads to keep my mattress dry at night. However, I move around a lot and the pad does not stay put. My bed ends up getting wet. What options do I have?”
The waterproof bedding market is expansive, with many different styles ranging from lightweight underpads to thick mattress pads. It sounds like you’re using a thin pad that doesn’t come with any flaps or adhesive to keep it in place. National Incontinence offers several waterproof bed pads that work great for restless sleepers:
- Reusable Waterproof Underpad with Tuck-in Flaps – This washable underpad is a customer favorite because it’s thick enough to absorb up to 4 cups of fluid, yet light enough for portable use. The pad features 18” flaps that tuck underneath the mattress to keep it from moving at night. These washable pads help cut down on laundry – purchase two so you can easily switch them out when they get soiled.
Urinary incontinence affects more than 25 million men and women in the United States. Men are less likely to be diagnosed than women because they are often reluctant to talk about the problem with their doctor.
While incontinence affects elderly men more than younger men, the condition should not be considered as a normal sign of aging. Common causes of male incontinence include obesity, weak pelvic floor muscles and prostate gland problems.