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It can be difficult to find the information that you need about managing incontinence due to the stigma that is attached to it. Many people are hesitant about talking about it. However, because of the new availability of many online sites that offer incontinence pads users can shop from the privacy and ease of their own home or office.
If you are suffering with incontinence or you are the caregiver of someone that it is important to become educated about the different types of pads that are available. These different types include:
- The standard size pad-These pads usually come in a couple of different sizes and are packed so they can be carried around. Many people with incontinence use these as spare pads for when they are out of the home.
- Stick on pads-These highly absorbent pads can be fastened onto normal or incontinence underwear. Keep in mind that they are only designed for short term protection.
- Disposable shaped pads-This type of pad can be used by both males and females. This pad has been widened at the front and back. Best of all it can be bought with different absorption levels. This means that the person with incontinence can use a mini pad for mild incontinence all the way up to a maxi pad to help manage heavier incontinence symptoms.
- Disposable dry form shaped pads-These types of pads are best for individuals who have moderate to heavy incontinence. They are designed to be super-absorbent. Many people like using them because they offer a wider shaped backing that can deal with bowel incontinence and the protective leg barriers that will protect against leakage by repelling fluids.
- Male guard pads-These specially designed pads help male patients by providing the highest level of protection possible. In addition, they can be worn under normal clothing making them highly discreet.
- Disposable total protection pad-These pads work for both sexes in cases of very severe incontinence. They are offer high levels of protection for individuals who are bed ridden, or physically handicapped in some way. They also come with water proof leg cuffs and an adjustable waist.
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The Caregiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their care giving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The Caregiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wis. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.