Tips for Choosing the Right Incontinence Supplies

12 Jun 2018 17:15

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Unfortunately, incontinence is a way of life for many people. Incontinence affects men and women of every age - although it does tend to skewer towards older populations. There are many causes of incontinence. The most common include pregnancy, prostate removal, blunt trauma to the bladder, neurological disorders, and birth defects.

Urinary incontinence is generally divided into two categories: stress incontinence and urge incontinence. Stress incontinence occurs when someone experiences leaking during laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting something, or performing another task of physical exertion. Urge incontinence is a little different. It involves the sudden need to urinate with little warning. In many cases, the person affected is unable to make it to the bathroom in time.

While there are many different treatments out there as well, a patient's doctor will likely also recommend he or she invest in incontinence supplies that will allow them to live their day-to-day lives without worrying about a leak. The truth is that it may take some time for kegel exercises, medications, and other treatments to start working.

So how do you determine which incontinence supplies are right for you? Here are a few criteria to keep in mind:

How Much Do You Leak? If you leak a lot, you might need to purchase adult diapers rather than pads for example. Assess how much you leak and how frequent each episode is to determine how much protection you will need to ensure dryness.

Review the Various Products Out There: There are so many different products out there that it is very easy to get lost or intimidated. We would encourage you to explore the many different options of incontinence supplies out there to make sure you are using the right ones. It might be a good idea to speak with your doctor, nurse, or incontinence supplies company to review your options.

What Is Your Budget? Typically, incontinence supplies will be covered by your insurance provider, but it's definitely a good idea to speak with your insurer to make sure you are covered. You may end up having to spend a little bit out of pocket, which may fit in your budget or it may not. Keep this in mind as you look at various incontinence supplies.

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