Men's Incontinence Pads - It's Really Not That Big a Deal

Mens pads are referred to as 'guards
For most men they are filled with shame and embarrassment when they realize they are having symptoms of incontinence. Unfortunately, many men choose to not report the problem to their doctor and simply try to hide this problem. This is not an effective solution to the problem. Rather then feeling isolated it is important to know that there are incontinence products that help to make managing male incontinence much easier. These incontinence products can even be bought online from the comfort and privacy of your home or office. Online sites that offer adult incontinence products will have incontinence products for men.

However, despite any reluctance to face the problem of incontinence it is important to know that there are solutions to managing it while you pursue a diagnosis and treatment plan. Not to long ago, men who were trying to manage incontinence could only choose from incontinence supplies that were designed for women. Today, manufacturers of incontinence products have begun to realize that men have very different needs when it comes to incontinence products. This has led to the production of incontinence pads and incontinence guards that offer protection to where men need it most. There are several different varieties of this type of incontinence product and most come in both disposable and washable varieties. It can take some time to find the right incontinence product or combination of incontinence products that work best for your particular needs but with some trial and error you should be able to find out what works best for you. To check out male incontinence pads and guards from several leading brands including: Abena, Attends, Depend, Prevail and Tena please click on

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If you are experiencing heavier incontinence you may need to consider using an incontinence undergarment. Today, there are incontinence undergarments that come in both boxer and brief styles and can be worn with discretion and comfort under normal clothing. Another advantage to using an incontinence undergarment is that many styles come with a pocket or pouch that can hold an incontinence pad. This allows for layering that gives additional protection. Many men who choose to use this type of incontinence product find that they can continue on with their normal activities with both comfort and confidence. Many men choose to use washable incontinence underwear and disposable incontinence pads that can be changed out when they become soiled. This provides an affordable and comfortable option for managing male incontinence.

Managing male incontinence is only part of the problem. Any man who is experiencing symptoms of incontinence should immediately report them to his doctor. It is important to understand that incontinence on its own is never normal and is most often caused by an underlying medical condition. Failing to report the symptoms of incontinence not only delays treatment of that problem but risks that the underlying medical cause will grow worse as well. In addition, the longer that you wait to report symptoms of incontinence the more invasive treatment will need to be.

Men who are experiencing incontinence needs to be assured that there are plenty of treatment options available. Your doctor should do a thorough examination to determine the cause of your incontinence. After the diagnosis your doctor will be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment based on your health status and type of incontinence. Some of the most common treatment options are: prescription medications, behavior therapies (such as physical therapy, biofeedback etc.), and surgery. However, surgery is generally only used in the most extreme cases where other treatment options have failed or if there is a physical defect or injury that is causing the incontinence. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit

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