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What is Incontinence?
Incontinence is the inability to control one's bowel or bladder due to a weakness in ones pelvic floor muscles. This can be caused by many factors, the most common are often aging, surgery and childbirth. The types of urinary incontinence include stress incontinence (laughing, stressing, coughing), overflow incontinence (leaking drops of urine as bladder doesn’t empty completely), functional incontinence (impairment that leads to not making it to the toilet in time, eg. arthritis), urge incontinence (sudden, intense urge to urinate) and mixed incontinence (experiencing more than one type of incontinence).
While incontinence can be a difficult condition to fix there are many ways to combat it and help live a fully functioning lifestyle. Incontinence pads, diapers and underwear are a great way to control leakage, ensuring a person can go about living their life normally. Majority of incontinence products are unisex, as both men and women experience incontinence. However, we do have some products that are gender specific. With many different types of incontinence, we carry products that have different levels of absorption to ensure that there is a product that works for everyone. When dealing with bowel incontinence, be sure to choose your products carefully as they must be strong enough to bear the weight of the void. Maximum absorbency briefs are the best at containing waste, while those experiencing minimal incontinence, a pad is the way to go. Pads provide discreet protection and are a common solution when working with female urinary incontinence. Failing to properly take care of incontinence can lead to issues such as urinary tract infections and skin irritation. For men struggling with urinary incontinence, a “male guard” would be the product of choice as it is made for the male anatomy with more coverage in the front. We always recommend taking care of your skin with a barrier cream or ointment when dealing with sensitive skin as some absorption products can be very drying. We also provide cleansers to ensure cleanliness and safety.