Using Adult Pull ups For Incontinence Management

Adult pull-ups offer great protection from incontinence
Adult pull ups are used by many adults to help with incontinence management. Urinary incontinence affects 200 million people world wide. 25 million American adults experience some or even chronic UI, and one in four women over age 18, experience episodes of leaking urine involuntarily. Many of the men and women who have experienced loss of bladder control have never spoken with their doctors about it, and a third of men and women age 30-70 are still living with the symptoms. Thus, you can see there is a real need for incontinence supplies that provide protection and offer discretion. Adult pull ups may be the best option.

If you, or someone you know has experienced incontinence it is important to recognize there are two steps for dealing with it. 
  1. Treatment of the underlying problem: Talk to your doctor. They can help ascertain what is causing the involuntary bladder leaks, and come up with a treatment plan for solving the issue.
  2. Management of the symptoms: Even if your primary care physician is able to discover the cause of your incontinence immediately, and start you on a treatment plan, there will be a time where you will need the help of products for management. Find the right products for your level of incontinence (light to total), and that fit your body and lifestyle best. 
Adult pull-ups offer great protection for men and women who suffer from UI, but there are a few things to consider when selecting them:

Can you manage your incontinence on your own?

Adult pull ups are just as the name suggests, a product that you pull up and down just like regular underwear. This is very convenient, and can make the use of incontinence products far less obvious, but if you are unable to help yourself, a diaper option with tabs may be easier for a caregiver to manage.
What kind of fit and comfort do you need? 

The adult pull ups are designed to be worn in place of traditional underwear, and they have absorbent cores that quickly absorb and disperse fluid to keep skin dry. Most are made of a cloth-like stretchy material to help provide superior comfort. Fit makes a big difference in the overall effectiveness and protection provided by the pull up. In order to find the right sizing and products for your body type, as well as your incontinence needs, consider contacting a product specialist at The CareGiver Partnership to help you find the best products for you. The CareGiver Partnership offers 500 items, 10 times more than even the big stores with 100 different samples. The nice ladies are experts in incontinence products, and can help you avoid costly mistakes, as well as get the best products for your needs. To contact a product specialist call 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 Central.

What should you look for in an adult pull up?

In addition to the above mentioned suggestions, look for things like easy to tear sides for easy removal, indicators to help you distinguish back from front, leg cuffs, and elastic waist bands for best fit and ultimate protection, odor control, super-absorbent materials, and latex free products.

Watch this video:
How to Choose the Right Incontinence Product

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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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