TENA have now launched their first product specifically designed for Bariatric customers in the UK, and this is available from Allanda, Incontinence Experts.
TENA Slip Stretch XXL offers a new definition of comfort and complete leakage security for individuals with hip sizes of up to 178cms (70 inches). TENA Slip Stretch XXL features a soft textile back-sheet and easy to use wide, reclosable fixation hooks enabling multiple re-adjustments making it simple for caregivers to achieve the perfect fit. The Breathable Stretch Side panels provide a comfortable fit and gently stretch to follow the body’s movements.
These pads also feature TENA’s FeelDry™ technology to quickly draw liquid away from skin to keep skin healthy.
For customers requiring a larger bariatric product we also offer the Prevail XXL All in One pads, which fit waist sizes up to 240cm (94 inches).
“Pouch” pants are one of the older styles of incontinence products and yet they are still very popular with many people as they combine the economy of washable incontinence pants with the convenience and hygiene benefits of disposable incontinence pads.
These washable briefs feature a waterproof pouch on the inside designed to hold a disposable rectangular incontinence pad (otherwise known as an”insert pad” so that the wearer has a choice of absorption levels. The pouch features a special lining which will let liquid through into the incontinence pad and also a waterproof lining underneath the pad to prevent any leaks. A disposable pad is inserted into this pouch and can be quickly and simply changed when necessary.
In addition our Pouch Pants benefit from being made in the United Kingdom from 100% Cotton for extra comfort.
For more information on these items and our full range of washable and disposable incontinence pads and pants visit our website at www.allaboutincontinence.co.uk
Overweight women with diabetes may be able to cut their risk of urine leakage if they shed some pounds, a new study suggests.
Extra pounds, especially in the belly, are considered a risk factor for urinary incontinence. And some studies have found that when overweight women drop even a modest amount of weight, they can curb their risk of incontinence.
Type 2 diabetes, which often goes hand-in-hand with obesity, is also a risk factor for incontinence, regardless of weight. So weight loss could be especially helpful for heavy women with diabetes, however studies hadn’t looked at the question until now.
In the new study, researchers found that overweight diabetic women who took up diet and exercise changes lost an average of 17 pounds over a year. And with the weight loss came a lower risk of developing incontinence.
Over a year, 10.5% of women in the diet-and-exercise group developed new problems with urine leakage. That compared with 14% of women who had not made lifestyle changes.
“Overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes should consider weight loss as a way to reduce their risk of developing urinary incontinence,” said lead researcher Suzanne Phelan, of California Polytechnic State University.
The findings, reported in the Journal of Urology, are based on 2,739 middle-aged and older women who were part of a larger diabetes study.
For every two pounds a woman lost, the odds of developing incontinence dipped by three percent.
On the other hand, weight loss did not seem to help women who already had urine leakage problems at the study’s start. “We aren’t sure why weight loss appeared to impact prevention but not resolution of urinary incontinence,” Phelan said.
It’s possible, she said, that weight loss is more effective at preventing, rather than treating, urine leakage. Or there may simply have been too few women with existing urinary incontinence to detect an effect of weight loss, Phelan added.
It’s also unclear how to account for the drop in incontinence risk — it might be related to the exercise or the blood sugar reduction, for instance.
Urinary incontinence is very common among women – mainly because vaginal childbirth is a major risk factor.
One recent study of U.S. adults found that about 53% of women older over 20 yrs old said they’d had problems with urine leakage in the past year. That was up from less than 50% of women surveyed several years earlier. Researchers commented that the increase was partly explained by rising rates of diabetes and obesity.
SOURCE: Journal of Urology, online January 19, 2012.
TENA Lady is the country’s most popular range of incontinence products due to continued development which makes these great protects for people experiencing lighter incontinence. Specially designed for light to moderate incontinence and bladder weakness, these soft, comfortable towels offer fast and efficient absorbency so wearers feel protected at all times.
Product Features of the TENA Lady range include:
- Absorption Zone designed to quickly absorb liquid.
- Dry Fast Core to whisk away moisture so that you feel instantly dry.
- Fresh Odour Control™ that neutralizes odours to keep you fresh and confident throughout your day.
- Silky soft surface against the skin for an improved feeling of comfort.
- Body shaped to fit the body perfectly.
The TENA Comfort Mini range also offers similar products but in higher pack counts.
The full range of TENA Lady and TENA Comfort Mini products offered by Allanda can be found here on our website.
Our full range of TENA Lady products are Lights by TENA Liners, Mini, Normal, Extra, Extra Plus, MAXI Night and Super absorbencies. In addition we also offer TENA Comfort Mini in Comfort Mini Plus, Comfort Mini Extra or Comfort Mini Super absorbencies
We now offer not just disposable incontinence products in bariatric sizes, but also Washable incontinence products in bariatric sizes as well.
All these are made in the U.K from 100% cotton and are designed to look and feel like normal underwear. All are machine washable as well and available in a wide range of sizes.
As with all washable incontinence products, these items are only suitable for urinary incontinence and not for faecal incontinence.
The new bariatric sizes for washable incontinence pants are 3XL (50-52″/127-134cm), 4XL (54-56″/137-143cm) and 5XL (56-58″/148-153cm). Our full range of size for washable incontinence pants are:
|X Small||28″ – 30″||71cm – 76cm|
|Small||30″ – 32″||76cm – 81cm|
|Medium||34″ – 36″||86cm – 91cm|
|Large||38″ – 40″||96cm – 102cm|
|Extra Large||42″ – 44″||107cm – 112cm|
|XX Large||46″ – 48″||117cm – 122cm|
|3XL||50″ – 52″||127cm – 134cm|
|4XL||54″ – 56″||137cm – 143cm|
|5XL||56″ – 58″||148cm – 153cm|
Convenient and hygienic, the bags are impregnated with a delicate floral fragrance that effectively masks any unpleasant odours and have a subtle lilac colouring to disguise the contents. Tie close handles ensure Pop-Ins™ are securely closed after use and the attractive dispensing pack, containing 50 bags, is suitable for use in the bathroom, bedroom or when travelling.
• Convenient and hygienic disposal of incontinence pads and pants
• Delicate fragrance to mask any unpleasant odours
• Easy-tie handles to retain contents securely
• Discreet, compact and attractive, value for money pack
• Bag size – 16 x 17cm approx, excluding handles
After the earlier article regarding which Incontinence Pants to use, we have had a number of enquiries regarding the fitting of these products.
Unlike All in One Incontinence pads they are simple to fit and pull up just like normal underwear.
After yesterday’s post, someone enquired as to what Incontinence Pants we offered. For the terms of this article we are talking about disposable incontinence pants or “pull up underwear” as they are often referred to, rather than washable incontinence pants.
Tena Pants come in a wide variety of absorptions, from Tena Pants Discreet for light stress incontinence, through Tena Pants Normal and Tena Pants Plus to Tena Pants Super for heavier conditions, especially urge incontinence. Tena Pants Super is also good for helping to contain faecal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) though as with all incontinence products they won’t absorb faecal matter and will need to be changed once any incident occurs. Lil Incontinence Pants come in Extra, Super and Maxi absorbencies. Again the Maxi absorbency is also suitable for managing faecal conditions.
One advantage of the Lille Incontinence Pants is that all three absorptions are available in an Extra Large Size. However the downside is that only the Maxi absorbancy is available in a Small size in the Lil range.
On the other hand both the Tena Pants Plus and Super ranges offer a small size. The Tena Pants Plus range offers not just Small, Medium and Large sizes but also an Extra Large and an Extra Small size. The Extra Small size is ideal for teenagers and small children who benefit from using pull-up’s rather than more traditional all in one style products.
All our incontinence pant products are unisex and are designed to be worn by both Men and Women.
One question we often receive from customers suprised by our large range of incontinence products is “How do I find the right product?”
Unfortunately it’s very difficult to find the right product first time and often there is a level of trial and error, (which is why we offer our range of sample packs which enable customers to try a wide variety of products), and the general rule is to start with the least absorbent product, and increase absorbency used if you experience leaks.
However for Incontinence pants we have a slightly different recommendation. As the lightest Incontinence Pants (TENA Pants Discreet) are designed for lighter conditions, then they may not be suitable for many customers. Therefore with Incontinence Pants we recommend starting in the middle of the range (e.g. TENA Pants Plus or Lille Pants Extra). If the wearer finds they are still experiencing leaks then they should try the next absorbency level, Super or even Maxi.
As these items can be quite bulky, then if the starting product is more than adequate then the wearer may well want to try the lighter products such as TENA Pants Discreet, as these offer large benefits in terms of discretion, albeit at the expense of absorption, but this trade off is felt to be worth it for many wearers.
Following last week’s post re our You Tube channel for Incontinence Videos, we’ ve received a large number of emails asking if this also covers Tena Pants.
The good news is that it does and there is a video specifically for Tena Pants which can be viewed here. This covers the features and benefits of Tena Pants Discreet, Tena Pants Plus and Tena Pants Super.