Incontinence Products For Women Provide Renewed Joy In Life

Incontinence Products for Women
Incontinence products for women help women to be who they want to be.  Incontinence can be caused by several things including injury, illness and dementia.  There are three main reasons for incontinence:

  •   Inability to control the bladder
  • Inability to reach the toilet in time
  • Lack of realization that she needs to use the restroom

The inability to control the bladder might come from weak bladder muscles or it might be the side effect of certain medications or surgeries. 

Someone who is in a wheelchair or someone who doesn’t recognize her body’s signals may not be able to make it to the bathroom in time to avoid incontinence.  Those who use wheel chairs are especially susceptible if they need someone to help them transfer from chair to toilet and they are in a place that doesn’t have appropriate facilities for them.  Even with the Americans with Disabilities Act not all bathrooms are useful for all people who experience disabilities.

Women may not realize that they need to use the restroom if they are experiencing some form of dementia or some form of sensory deprivation disorder.  Because there are two parts to the problem, the damage may occur physically so that the bladder is not sending the message or at the brain where the message is not being decoded correctly.

The types of incontinence that may be experienced by women include

  • Stress incontinence
  •  Urge incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Overflow incontinence
Stress incontinence occurs when a stress is put on the bladder.  Things like bending over may cause the bladder to expel urine.  Urge incontinence usually occurs with weak bladder muscles and sends such a strong signal to the brain that the person needs to urinate that the person may not make it to the toilet before going.  Mixed continence is a combination of urge and stress incontinences.  Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder doesn’t seem to have a shut off valve.  The person just leaks sometimes because the bladder never fully empties itself.

Women may use diapers, pull-ups, pads or liners.  If you have bedwetting issues you may want to consider wearing an adult diaper to bed and also using a bed pad to protect your mattress.

Adult diapers, like women, have come a long way, baby.  There are many types of diapers created for many types of uses, and with the population aging, there will certainly be advances made that would not have been possible without the market driving them.  Some diapers are disposable, and some are not.  There are waterproof diapers that will allow a woman to go swimming without worrying about having an accident in the pool.

Pull-ups are like adult diapers but have the added convenience of being able to be pulled on or off without having to worry about complicated folding techniques. Always purchase the pull ups that are made for women as the absorbency is different from what is made in the pull ups for men.

Women are already more familiar with pads and liners than men are.  They are generally designed to handle less urine than diapers or pull-ups and can be handy as resources when not as much protection is needed.

Incontinence products for women are designed with the anatomy of women in mind.  They provide the maximum in absorption where it is most needed.  It is important not to assume that the husband’s or boyfriend’s incontinence product will provide the same protection.  The basic anatomical differences between a man and women make this impossible.  Women who experience incontinence can find that they will regain their freedom and enjoy life much more when they are able to not worry about leaking and can instead concentrate on the joys that life has to offer.

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving 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, Wisc. Visit to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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