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What's Your Type of Incontinence?

OK, ladies. Here’s the truth. You’re not the only one out there! One in three adult women are affected by urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. Knowing that and understanding that you’re in good company is the first step to living better with bladder leaks.

Here’s the next step: understand the issue! On its most basic level, incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of urine, but there are different kinds of incontinence. Incontinence affects different women in different ways for varying reasons.

Incontinence can be caused by anything from pregnancy to menopause, strenuous physical activities or even a medical condition. Here are the most common types of incontinence. Which one sounds most like you?

Mixed Incontinence

A combination of stress, urge, or overflow incontinence symptoms. The most common type of mixed incontinence among women is a combination of stress and urge incontinence.

Functional Incontinence

If a physical or cognitive disability prevents you from getting to the bathroom on time, you may have functional incontinence. This type of incontinence is best remedied by wearing incontinence products like Always Discreet underpants. They are ultra thin and absorb up to a full bladder's worth of urine, locking it away in an absorbent gel core to keep you dry and comfortable.

Total Incontinence

Total incontinence causes continuous and uncontrollable bladder leaks, usually as a result of a birth defect or a spinal cord injury. Speak with your doctor if you are facing total incontinence. Wearing Always Discreet underpants will keep you dry and comfortable without the bulk of other incontinence products.

Don’t Stop Here

To understand your own personal incontinence issues as best as possible, talk to your doctor. You should never feel embarrassed about bringing it up. The conversation will be worth it! Your doctor may be able to cure it, treat it or at least help you manage bladder leaks better.

The Always Discreet line has a range of products, including incontinence liners, pads, and underwear, each tailored to meet your unique absorbency needs. Always Discreet has taken their trusted absorbency technology and applied it to urinary products, for bladder protection that is comfortable, flexible, and help keep you dry.