Urinary incontinence is an all-encompassing term for the affliction where the sufferer experiences a loss of control over their bladder and therefore involuntarily leaks urine. This is a more widespread problem than commonly believed with over 3.8 million people in Australia suffering from some form of incontinence. Although incontinence affects women much more frequently than men, both sexes can suffer embarrassment, low self-confidence and a lot of stress from the syndrome. Incontinence is generally caused by an underlying health problem, like weak pelvic floor muscles, menopause, enlarged prostate or a number of other ailments.
The main types of products used are super absorbent types of underwear. The Depend range of products includes aids specifically designed for the different anatomies of both men and women. They have a product to fit almost any situation – from guards for men, to Depend Underwear, which have absorbency where women and men need it most.
One of the most popular ways of managing the problem is through the use of incontinence product aids. Incontinence products, such as underwear or male guards, come in a range of sizes to fit people of all ages and body types. They are a preferred method of treatment as they protect clothing and bedding from becoming soiled. The pants are often relied on by older people who may no longer be able to reach the toilet in time and are sick of scheduling life around bathroom visits. The newest products by Depend are also comfortable, feeling and looking like real underwear. The fabric-like material is designed to breath so your skin remains comfortable and the stretch panels allow them to move with your body. Depend incontinence products are packaged with fitting instructions to make it quicker and easier to put them on and take them off.
Incontinence products can be used during the day or night. An incontinence product also keeps the skin dry so the risk of infection is lowered as moisture is drawn away and stored inside the undergarment. In fact, the new super absorbent incontinence products by Depend can hold up to 50 times their weight in urine. Incontinence products are used by many incontinence caregivers to make caretaking easier, as well as improving the quality of life of the person suffering from incontinence.
You can mix and match your incontinence aids, using a thicker more absorbent product at night when leakage is more likely, and thinner incontinence aids during the day when bathrooms are more accessible. Many incontinence products also have a ‘wetness indicator’ that displays a special marker when the incontinence aid is fully saturated. Products that help manage incontinence in this way are very convenient and hygienic: you simply carry them around with you, use them when needed, and then throw them away afterwards.
The Depend Product Selector can help you find the perfect incontinence product for you, taking into account your gender, type of incontinence and level of mobility.
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