Best Products For Male Incontinence

Manage your incontinence. 
Much of urinary incontinence in men is due to prostate surgery or problems with the prostate. As many as 50% of men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate by age 60, and 90% of men will report symptoms by age 85. The prostate glad has two stages of growth. The first ends with the end of puberty, but the second begins around age 40, and can lead to problems and incontinence. In fact, 16% of men over 18 years old have overactive bladder (OAB) and an estimated 12.2 million adults in the US have urge incontinence. As many as 20% of men over age 40 suffer from urinary incontinence. In other words, male incontinence is not as rare as you may think.

Take the time to educate yourself about male incontinence and the products available for managing it.

There are many options for male incontinence products, from guards and pads, to boxers and briefs, and a number of things in between. A lot of the decision is based on preference and need. However, there are some considerations to be made.

What to consider for management:

1. Anatomical shape- When selecting products, look for options that are anatomically designed for men. Many products are gender neutral, but those that are shapes specifically for men will fit better, be more comfortable, and often offer the best protection. Specifically designed or gender neutral is up to you, and in some cases, it won’t matter, but in others it does. Especially where discretion is desired.

2. Sufficient protection- There are many levels of incontinence, from light to heavy or total. The products selected should meet the absorbency needs of the individual. In other words, if you have heavy incontinence, choose products designed for heavy incontinence. Look for products that offer an absorbent core, that stay in place, that have leg cuffs or other back-up forms of protection against leaks.

3. Skin care- The skin around the genitals is often very sensitive, and wearing incontinence products regularly can lead to skin irritation, rashes, lesions, and more. Protect the skin with products that wick moisture away from the skin, by changing with proper frequency, and using additional resources for cleansing and caring for the skin.

4. Discretion- Even though male incontinence is common, especially for those who have had prostate surgery, no one wants to advertise it. Discretion is important, which means looking for products that fit well under clothes, that offer odor control, that feel natural and are comfortable so you do not feel the need to continuously adjust, etc.

When selecting male incontinence products, don’t waste time and money on the wrong stuff. Most consumers buying incontinence products for the first time waste as much as $130 buying the wrong products for fit, absorbency, comfort, and more. Consider using The CareGiver Partnership’s sample service, to find the right products without spending excess money.  Or, contact a product specialist, who can help you find the best size and brand for your specific needs, 800-985-1353 M-F 9-4 Central.

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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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