Briefs/Diapers Aside: What Else Do I Need To Deal With Incontinence?

Briefs/Diapers Aside: What Else Do I Need to Deal with Incontinence?

Dealing with incontinence can be an embarrassing and even humiliating issue. Once we choose the appropriate briefs/diaper for us the next question we need to answer is are there any other products out there that can make my life easier? There are a wide range of high-quality products on the market to help protect your self-esteem and quality of life. A little research will go a long way in finding incontinence care products that will help you deal with your incontinence.

Bedwetting Alarms

 Briefs/Diapers Aside: What Else Do I Need to Deal with Incontinence?

These devices are specifically designed alarm systems for people who are incontinence at night. They detect moisture and leakage and alerts and awakens the wearer. This hopefully minimizes bedwetting and incontinence episodes.

Reusable Underpads

 Briefs/Diapers Aside: What Else Do I Need to Deal with Incontinence?

The use of these pads can protect mattresses and other furniture such as chairs from the embarrassment of incontinence.

  • For the protection of upholstered chairs, there are options such as the Priva Soff-Quilt Reusable Chair Pad that keeps chairs dry and clean. It has an absorbent inner liner and vinyl backing to protect the surface from fluid damage and soiling. Plus it offers multiple colors to match your upholstery as best as possible!!
  • The Medline SilverTouch Odor-Control Reusable Underpad uses an antimicrobial called SilverClear to reduce odor-causing bacteria. Also, Cardinal Health Essentials Quilted Reusable Underpads are great for protection day or night. They use for layer protection, with the patient’s side (top) made of an 80%/20% cotton and polyester (known as Ibex) material. The bottom is made of a two-layer PVC material for waterproof and nonslip backing. Both of these reusable underpads can be used to protect mattresses as well as other furnishings such as couches and chairs.
  • The manufacturer Salk makes the Carefor Deluxe Designer Print Reusable Underpads which is designed for chairs and wheelchairs. They are available in several patterns and are latex free.
  • AT Surgical Seat Pads are another option that is made from three different materials. The bottom layer is a 100% waterproof Unishield with a heavy duty felt middle layer and the top layer to wick away moisture from the user.

The use of these products can help sufferers maintain their self-esteem and quality of life.

Exercise, Yes Exercise!

Some incontinence symptoms can be treated with exercise, but you must target the proper areas. In some patients with incontinence, the muscles that control the bladder can become weakened whether by injury or old age. If these muscles become stronger, the ability to control our bladders can also increase. Pelvic exercises are a great way to target the correct muscles. Ball Dynamics FitBall Exercises for the Pelvic Floor DVD with clear, easy to use tools for pelvic exercise. Another exercise device is the Comfortland Pneumatic Pelvic Muscle Trainer. This trainer can help strengthen pelvic muscles to avoid leaks, accidents, and sudden urges. Of course, before beginning any exercise routine you should consult a doctor or physical therapist.