What Are Incontinence Pads?

There are many sizes....
If you are experiencing incontinence symptoms or are the caregiver for someone who is you may be wondering what steps you need to take to help manage this problem. The first thing to realize is that incontinence is never normal. Many people assume that as they get older they will simply have to put up with incontinence symptoms. This is simply not true. Incontinence is never a normal part of aging but rather usually brought on by another condition or medical problem.

Because of the fact that incontinence is usually brought on by a medical condition it is important to seek out a medical evaluation as if you begin experiencing incontinence. Waiting is never a good idea since it only allows the underlying condition to get worse and makes treatment of the incontinence harder and more time consuming. The best thing to do is to seek out medical help as soon as you begin having problems with incontinence. When you do this your health care professional will be able to make a more accurate diagnosis and prescribe a timely and appropriate treatment.

Watch this video.  How to choose the right incontinence product. 

However, it is important to understand that treatment of incontinence can take some time. In the meantime you will need to find ways to manage your incontinence. The first step in managing the incontinence is to find the right product that the patient can use in order to avoid accidents and the surrounding embarrassment and distress. Having the right product can lessen both the worry and the frustration that can accompany having to deal with incontinence. Many people who are dealing with incontinence feel isolated and alone. However, by finding the right product you can return to living a normal and active life.

Many people find that using incontinence pads can allow them to continue to participate in all the activities they enjoy. Incontinence pads are specially designed to protect the clothes (and furniture), of the incontinence sufferer. Best of all, they can be used with discretion and privacy. You can simply attach the pads onto normal underwear for light to moderate incontinence. If you are experiencing moderate to heavy incontinence you may want to consider using incontinence pads in conjunction with specially made incontinence underwear for greater protection.

When Poise pads were introduced (the first pads designed specifically for incontinence), there were two absorbencies.  Now there are over 26 different styles, sizes and absorbencies.  The largest ones, sometimes referred to as 'denial' pads absorb nearly as much as pull-on disposable underwear.  With so many choices, its helpful to be able to sample or try some to find what works best for you.

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Incontinence pads are made to be highly absorbent and keep moisture away from the skin of the wearer. They can be carried discreetly inside a bag or pocket (depending on the needed size). Best of all, they can be easily changed in a restroom allowing the person with incontinence to get out and about. Many incontinence pads are also made with an odor barrier that keeps the embarrassing odors associated with incontinence from being noticeable. Users of this product have a wide variety to choose from. It is important to shop around and try different products in order to find the incontinence pads that work the best for you.

To see the entire line of products that are mentioned above please click on http://caregiverpartnership.com/category/34/. To find out more about all aspects of incontinence please visit http://caregiverpartnership.com/landing/incontinence. For help and guidance in selecting incontinence products please click on http://caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder.

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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.


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