Incontinence is Not Just an Old People Problem

When most people think of adult diapers, they tend to think of the elderly. Old people lose control over their bladders all the time and adult diapers are there to help. Surely someone young, say in their 30’s, would never need to wear diapers. Why would they need to? Their bodies are healthy; their bladders are strong. Adult diapers won’t be a necessity until you’re at least 80. Right?


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Choosing Between Disposable and Reusable Incontinence Briefs

When you’re first choosing incontinence products, you’re typically presented the options of disposable and reusable incontinence briefs. Which should you pick and why?

Disposable briefs are ideal for those with heavy incontinence. They’re usually more absorbent than reusable briefs, featuring thick polymers that wick urine away from the skin. Disposable briefs are available in two styles: adult diapers (also called adult briefs) or adult pull ups (also called protective underwear).

Adult briefs look similar to baby diapers because they have tape tabs on the sides. This style is great for those who have difficulty changing themselves, and are also ideal for able-bodied persons. Adult pull ups are pulled up and down like regular underwear, providing users a sense of dignity and independence. Continue reading

How to Get a Loved One to Wear Incontinence Briefs

“My partner refuses to wear adult diapers because it makes him feel embarrassed. He needs absorbent protection. What other options does he have?”

It can be difficult to get loved ones to entertain the idea of wearing an adult diaper, let alone any time of incontinence protection. The first thing to consider is actually not using the term “diaper”, as it is often associated with babies. Instead, help your partner maintain his pride by calling the incontinence product a pull-up, brief, underpants, protective underwear, special underwear – something along those lines.

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Introducing the New Janibell Diaper Disposal System

Janibell Adult Diaper Disposal

Diaper disposal systems offer an easy and hygienic way to dispose of dirty diapers. National Incontinence is now carrying the Janibell Diaper Disposal System, which features a spring loaded lid and a no-mess foot pedal for hands-free disposal.

Caregivers with incontinent loved ones are constantly worried about lingering urine odors in the room. The Janibell adult diaper pail solves this problem. Two of the six available sizes include a trap door under the lid that automatically closes and locks out odors, plus an extra rubber seal around the door to keep odors from seeping out into the room.

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Study Compares Two Transvaginal Surgical Treatments for Vaginal Prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a weakening of the pelvic organs, causing organs (ie. vagina, uterus, bladder, rectum) to fall out of place. In women, the condition is often caused by a laborious childbirth, obesity, hysterectomy, and frequent constipation. People affected by this condition are often riddled with fecal and urinary incontinence problems, as well as painful sex. Common surgical treatments for pelvic organ prolapse include sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) and uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS). Both of these procedures involve stitching up loose ends to hold the vagina up.

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