There are many ways to prevent and treat urinary incontinence. But sometimes doing Kegel exercises, maintain a healthy diet and keeping a bladder diary might not be enough. That is when incontinence products come into play.
Incontinence products have evolved over the years and are now designed specifically for different types of incontinence. They range from panty liners to protective underwear.
Light bladder leakage or temporary incontinence (stress incontinence and urge incontinence) can be protected with an incontinence pad or a panty liner while more severe types of incontinence require stronger measures like the use of adult diapers.
Adult diapers are not what they used to be and can be worn discreetly. They are available in different levels of absorption and thickness. Adult diapers now come in a full range from night time to swim products; now they even offer styles that look and feel more like underwear.
There are unisex incontinence products but for a more specific type of protection and for discretion we recommend you purchase products designed specifically for your gender.
Incontinence products can be found at any high street pharmacy or grocery store. But if you feel a little embarrassed to buy incontinence products at your local shops, there is no need to worry. You can purchase your incontinence products online with discretion from the comfort of your own home.
As you can see there are many ways to protect yourself from unexpected leakages and above all Incontinence is nothing to be ashamed. If you are experiencing leakage episodes during your daily activities, you should never keep it to your self. Go and consult your doctor about it.
Incontinence is a condition that affects a wide variety of individuals, both genders, all ages and for a wide variety of reasons. In America the adult incontinence products market generates 1.3 billion Dollars, approximatelly 850 million Pounds, no wonder the three major incontinence products manufacturers are investing big on the marketing of their new products.
Tena Incontinence Products, one of the major players in the US incontinence market are due to launch a new range of female incontinence pads named the Tena Ultra Thins.
Till now for moderate to heavy leakages there was little option and pads were rather bulky. Tena Ultra Thins are improved and less bulky incontinence pads designed specially for the moderate to heavy segment.
Spence Deane Deane from Personal Care Products Marketing VP at SCA Pesonal Care North America, Tena’s Parent Company, has said that these new incontinence pads will provide more discretion to female users.
There are no set dates for a UK launch but stay tuned on our blog as news emerges we will sure have it first hand.
The Telegraph has reported another shocking news story about elderly people being mistreated by a senior care home nurse so she could have a quite night while on duty.
According to the Telegraph, a 63 year old nurse working at St James’ Park Nursing Home in Dorset was sedating patients, putting call bells out of reach and putting extra incontinence pads on residents so she would not have to change their sheets.
Many of the patients under her care were highly vulnerable and many were dependent on her to meet their basic needs. She was only stopped when a healthcare assistant, Anthony Pitcher, blew the whistle on her.
Mr Pitcher said he often saw Haskings put two incontinence pads on patients at night so she would not have to change the bed sheets in the morning. He also witnessed Haskings taking call bells away from patients.
Jillian Alderwick, chairman of the panel – who worked at St James’ Park Nursing Home in Dorset – said that Haskings had set an “appalling example” to junior staff, commenting that:
“Further the panel considers that the placing of call bells out of the reach of residents was nothing short of abuse and the inappropriate application of more than one continence pad at a time was an assault on the dignity of these vulnerable, elderly residents. Having considered the matter carefully, the panel has come to conclusion that the misconduct in this case was so serious that it is fundamentally incompatible with the registrant continuing to be registered with the NMC.”
The nurse was found guilty of dishonestly obtaining Temazepam tablets, administering unprescribed medication to patients, sleeping on shift, removing their call bells and applying extra incontinence pads. The panel ruled that she should be struck off the register but she was cleared of failing to carry out hourly checks on residents.
Source: The Telegraph Online
A new product developed and recently introduced in the American market promises to deal with mild faecal incontinence in a discreet and hygienic way. With a unique butterfly shape this incontinence product fit into place without the need of tape, pins or other fastening devices.
This innovative incontinence product is described as an anal leak pad, highly absorbent (up to 10 ml leakage per pad) of mild faecal leakage and perspiration, it is a soft, smooth and latex free.
These pads act as breathable moisture that helps contain leakage, keeping sensitive skin drier and at the same time reducing irritation. With its compact size of 3-1/2 x 5 inches open (fold to use) these pads are easy to carry and use when needed.
Designed for active lifestyle these faecal incontinence pads are disposable, biodegradable and flushable making it easy to change and dispose it in the privacy of a restroom, making it a simple and easy to use solution for people living with Faecal Incontinence.
Name: B-SURE® Anal Leakage Pads
Available in Boxes of 24