Find Protection With Incontinence Undergarments

Incontinence Undergarments offer protection
Incontinence undergarments can help to prevent you from being embarrassed about incontinence as they can capture urine that escapes from the bladder. Not only will you see relief with incontinence undergarments but also with other items such as medications, a change in diet and exercise habits, bed liners and pads.  Incontinence comes in many forms.  It is important to get incontinence diagnosed, so that the right prescription can be made.  By doing so, the person who is experiencing incontinence is giving him or herself the best chance at curing the problems that are causing the incontinence rather than just treating the symptoms.

Incontinence may be caused by pressure on the bladder.  This type of incontinence is called stress incontinence and can occur with a sneeze, laughing or by bending over.  The stress is placed on the bladder causing the person to lose control.  If the person happens to be wearing no special undergarments, he or she will have a wet spot, which in the case of laughing will cause even more laughter as friends and family point out that the person laughed so hard he or she peed his or her pants.  The joke won’t end on that day either as the tale will be told again and again much to the enjoyment of the audience and the chagrin of the subject of the story.

Weak bladder muscles may contribute to urge incontinence, which is when the bladder releases urine and creates such an urge to go that the person may not even make it to the bathroom before the urine arrives.  This type of incontinence will lead to a story that is not as funny as the laughing one, which means that the embarrassment level can be pretty high.

Mixed incontinence combines the problems of both stress and urge incontinence.  That means it might be as funny as stress incontinence and as embarrassing as urge incontinence.  Of course, funny is relative as to who the subject is and who is laughing.

Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder does not full release all of the urine that occupies it.  This type of incontinence can be annoying and carry the embarrassment of mixed incontinence and urge incontinence.

The best way to protect against embarrassment of this sort is to avoid incontinence.  Changes in diet that may include spacing out liquids and ending the consumption of diuretics like caffeine and alcohol can help prevent incontinence.  Certain food may also trigger episodes of incontinence, but they vary by person and so trial and error may be the best way to figure out what foods trigger a particular person’s bladder.

If the incontinence is not preventable, then the next best course of action is to prevent urine from reaching clothing.  Incontinence underwear, adult diapers, pads and liners are all good ways to do this.  Pads and liners are meant to protect against lighter flows, while diapers will soak up a lot more.
To protect the person and his or her mattress, a bed liner and under pad can help.  Under pads are designed to soak up urine.  Both are used in hospitals and should never be used to transfer a patient from the bed onto a gurney or vice versa.

Watch this video. How to Choose the Right Incontinence Product.

People who experience incontinence are not the only ones to wear incontinence undergarments.  Astronauts, pilots, guards and divers may also wear different undergarments that they will use as their own portable latrine.  This keeps them on duty and from having to find a place to go to the bathroom, especially when those places are few and far between in outer or liquid space.  Incontinence may happen.  People who know what to do will fare better than those who are uninformed.

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