Urinary incontinence is the involuntary discharge of urine, independent of conscious decision. It is always an abnormal symptom and needs to be assessed by a doctor, usually a urologist and, in the case of a woman, also a gynaecologist. There are many adult incontinence products on the market - for example adult nappies, women nappies.
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Urinary incontinence is the involuntary passage of urine (micturition), independent of a person's conscious decision, leading to partial or complete emptying of the bladder. Urinary incontinence occurs at any age and in both sexes, but the problem is most common in older and elderly people. In addition, urinary incontinence is more common in women (up to 1 in 5 women over 40) than in men. Above the age of 80, half of women and a third of men suffer from incontinence. Probably only one in two people with incontinence reports the problem to a doctor.
The main types of chronic urinary incontinence are:
Adult incontinence is much more common than you may think, especially in women. Did you know that more than 1 in 3 women over the age of 35 experience some degree of urinary incontinence? Choosing the right incontinence nappies for adults is an extremely important matter. It is not only about comfort, but also about health - the urinary tract and sensitive intimate areas are badly affected by contact with wetness and urine. The absorbent pad, the type of product and its size are important - absorbent briefs and nappies need to be correctly sized to fulfill their purpose.
Finding the right incontinence product to address your symptoms can feel a bit daunting, especially if you’re only familiar with old-fashioned adult nappies. Many people think that adult nappies are the only solution for adult incontinence – but that’s not the case! Products that help to manage incontinence symptoms have improved significantly. Now, there is a range of incontinence products designed to meet your specific needs, whether you experience occasional drips or full bladder loss - including very nice and practical adult diapers for women.
Here’s a guide to help you to make sense of what’s what on the shelf at the store:
Light drips - liners
Small spurts – light and moderate pads
Streams – heavy pads
Sudden gushes – extra heavy pads
Large gushes (up to a full bladder) – extra heavy pads or underwear
You can also choose to use adult diapers for women or incontinence nappies for adults. You can buy very modern models adult nappies, which you will not be ashamed to wear.
Liners are thin and flexible, similar to the feminine hygiene pantyliners you may be familiar with, but with more absorbency. Liners are great for those small sprinkles that can happen when you cough, sneeze or exercise. Always Discreet liners help you to feel fresh and dry all day - they neutralise odours and protect you better than period liners.
Pads are great for heavier bladder leaks, like spurts or streams. Always Discreet pads are thin and comfortable, and a lot less bulky than adult and ladies nappies so you can be comfortable and confident wearing them under your clothes. With a super-absorbent core, they help lock liquid and odour deep down to keep you dry throughout the day. Pads come in several absorbencies and lengths depending on your needs.
Unlike what you may think of as a typical incontinence adult nappy, Always Discreet Underwear is comfortable and fits smoothly under your clothes – so no one will notice. They have a secure fit and a fast-absorbing core to protect against heavier urine leaks, like gushes or full bladder loss. Always Discreet Underwear is perfect for long trips or when you don’t have fast access to a toilet.
Always Discreet offers a range of incontinence liners, pads and underwear, specifically designed for bladder leakage. All incontinence products are really comfortable, with a super-absorbent core that turns liquid and odours to gel, for the perfect combination of comfort and protection. Better yet, they are all designed for complete discretion.
In addition to urinary incontinence products, you may want to consult your doctor about medical treatments, like medication or surgery, to help to alleviate your symptoms.
Don’t let the stigma of adult nappies deter you from getting the protection you really need. Hopefully, now you know what to look for when you’re shopping. Adult nappies are not the only solution, and Always Discreet liners, pads and underwear are far from old-fashioned!
There is a wide variety of Always Discreet incontinence products for bladder weakness to meet the needs of all women. These draw away moisture and neutralise odour.