Incontinence Brief (Adult Diapers) - Decisions, Decisions

Incontinence Brief
One of the first things that anyone who is experiencing incontinence symptoms should do is seek out a medical evaluation. Incontinence is never a normal bodily function. Many people are surprised to learn that incontinence is most often caused by another medical condition. Because of this it is crucial to determine the cause of the incontinence and seek medical treatment as early as possible. However, treating incontinence generally takes time. Patients will need to take steps to manage their incontinence while they are pursuing treatment.

The first step in managing incontinence is to select an incontinence product that will work for you or the senior in your care. This can actually be a somewhat overwhelming process because of the number of products that are on the market. The good news is that there are lots of guidelines that will to point you in the right direction. Here is what you need to know about how to select an incontinence brief-
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  • Start with gender and size-Men and women have very different needs when it comes to incontinence products. The products on the market now reflect those needs. You want to choose a product that meets the need of the gender that you are shopping for. In addition, size is an important consideration. You want to make sure that you choosing the right size incontinence product in order to make sure that it is effective. An ill fitting product will work less effectively and not provide the highest degree of protection. You also want to make sure that the wearer is comfortable in the product which means paying attention to the sizing.
  • Choose the right absorbency level-One of the major benefits of the incontinence products that are available today is that they come in a wide range of absorbencies. This means that you can meet the needs of the wearer. People who have light to medium incontinence may need a far different incontinence product then those individuals who have complete lack of bladder control. Because all incontinence projects don’t have the same level of absorbency it is important to choose the one that meets the needs of wearer. Keep in mind that most people who wear an incontinence product also need a heavier absorbency at night.
  • Take lifestyle factors into account-Many people mistakenly assume that the only seniors with incontinence issues are bedridden, ill and need adult diapers.  The reality is that there are many people all different ages that are living with incontinence while trying to maintain full and active lives. If the person who needs an incontinence product is still active, on the go, and dresses themselves they will need a different incontinence product then someone who is bedridden and requires full-time care. Because there are so many active people of all ages who are dealing with incontinence it is important to choose an incontinence product that allows them to continue with their chosen lifestyle.
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