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Everything you need to know about adult incontinence

Know the difference

Types of Incontinence

Stress

Stress incontinence is leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, or other sudden movements that put pressure on the bladder. Stress incontinence often results when childbirth, pregnancy, sneezing, coughing, or other factors lead to weakened muscles that support and control the bladder or increase pressure on the bladder, causing urine to leak.

Urge

Urge incontinence is the loss of urine after feeling a sudden need to urinate. Urge incontinence is caused by involuntary actions of the bladder muscles. These may occur because of damage to nerves of the bladder, the nervous system, or muscles themselves. Such damage may be caused by certain surgeries or diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, stroke, or an injury.

Mixed

As the name implies, there are mixture of symptoms from both Stress and Urge Incontinence.

Medical Conditions

Medical conditions like thyroid problems and uncontrolled diabetes, can worsen symptoms of incontinence, as well as certain medications such as diuretics.

STRESS

Stress incontinence is leakage of urine caused by coughing, sneezing, or other sudden movements that put pressure on the bladder. Stress incontinence often results when childbirth, pregnancy, sneezing, coughing, or other factors lead to weakened muscles that support and control the bladder or increase pressure on the bladder, causing urine to leak.

URGE

Urge incontinence is the loss of urine after feeling a sudden need to urinate. Urge incontinence is caused by involuntary actions of the bladder muscles. These may occur because of damage to nerves of the bladder, the nervous system, or muscles themselves. Such damage may be caused by certain surgeries or diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, stroke, or an injury.

MIXED

As the name implies, there are mixture of symptoms from both Stress and Urge Incontinence.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Medical conditions like thyroid problems and uncontrolled diabetes, can worsen symptoms of incontinence, as well as certain medications such as diuretics.

FACT

You can avoid common issues

1

Leakages

In order to choose an adult diaper that best prevents leaks, choose one based on your waist or hip (whichever larger). This will help ensure proper fit. Additionally, you may want to look for diapers that allow adjustment. You’ll also want to check to ensure that the diaper is fitted centrally.
2

Rashes

Rashes are usually caused by the ammonia in the urine and stool excreted and moisture to be trapped within the diaper.
3

Comfort

Make sure the size of the diaper is just right, too small will make the diaper too tight, too loose will cause leakages. Skin under the diaper needs to be aerated to keep cool.
4

Cost

Higher quality diapers usually cost more, thus choosing the right type of diaper that will sufficiently suit its purpose will help to save cost.

Choosing the
Right Diaper

A Diaper is usually differentiated by its features. All different diapers are designed to suit different level of needs. Knowing these features will help you understand what to look for in a diaper. Below is a table to help you understand the different features of a modern diaper and how it benefits the user.

Features

Advantages

Benefits

Refastenable Wider Tape Tabs
More taping surface
More secure refastening of diaper
FULL MAT Absorbent core with wings
Bigger Absorbent Core
Better Quality and Performance
Dual Absorbent Core Design
Better Core Stability
Increases performance and absorbency
Frontal Tape Zone
Increased tear proof area
Multiple repositioning for easier checking
Waterproof Standing Leak Guards
Better containment of urine
Additional leakage protection
Triple Wetness Indicator
Indicates level of saturation
Visual detection without physical contact
Breathable Back Sheet (MPE)
Aeration of skin
Reducing humidity and more comfortable
Ultra Dry Layer
One way barrier no back flow
Improves dryness
Embossed Channels
Distribute urine faster
Increase acquisition, better mat integrity
Fragrance Free & Chlorine free
Hypoallergenic
Improves skin health management
Cloth like backsheet
Soft feel
More comfortable
Aloe Vera
Protective film / layer for skin
Moisturizes & improves Skin Health
Elastic Waist Band
More Stretchable & better snug fit
Comfortable and prevents back leakage
Premium Velcro Taping Design
Softer and Wider Velcro Tape
More Secure and increased taping area