Incontinence is increasingly becoming the reason for afflicting tremendous physical and emotional strain on people, especially the elderly. Reports compiled from the healthcare industry reveal an alarming trend and experts at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) have revealed that half the seniors in the US are incontinent. A survey by the National Association for Incontinence (NAI) states that over 25 million adult Americans exhibit symptoms of incontinence. Over 200 million people worldwide suffer from urinary incontinence, most of its victims being the elderly. And unfortunately, discussing incontinence is often considered hush-hush, and hence, incontinent patients in dire need of help and guidance often end up in the dark.
Incontinence can be urinal or fecal, or both. Patients suffer not only from the physical hassles of incontinence but also suffer tremendous emotional stress because of the shame and fear that comes along with it. The unpredictability of untimely leaks can become one’s worst nightmare. Not being in control over something as basic as bladder and bowel movements can be frustratingly traumatizing. This has devastating effects on their self-confidence and dignity, and incontinence patients can be frustratingly traumatizing, having a devastating effect on self confidence and dignity. In many cases the trauma can also have deeper psychological impact, that are hard to detect.
Let’s talk about ‘Incontinence’!
Incontinence is not taboo, it is a part of the natural aging process. At times, it can be a side effect of medication, surgery or an injury. It certainly should not be a reason that prevents an incontinent patient from living their life to the fullest. Modern healthcare solutions are constantly working towards alleviating incontinence. Advancements in the design and development of incontinence products, like absorbent adult diapers have put a growing number of effective solutions within the reach of incontinent patients. Improvements in public awareness have debunked myths and shredded the negative aura and stigma that shrouds incontinence. Incontinent patients can finally open out and talk about the problem without prejudice. Now they can head to the nearest pharmacy or medical center and express discuss the problems they face due to incontinence without feeling embarrassed, and get timely and appropriate solutions for them easily.
Unique solutions for unique problems.
Incontinence can be of different types i.e. urge incontinence, stress incontinence, overflow incontinence, mixed incontinence, or incontinence from surgery. Every patient has a unique set of variables like the difference of their anatomy, age, intensity of incontinence problem, etc. Fortunately, there are a variety of adult diaper solutions for each of them!
Unique Disposable Adult Diapers
Adult diapers have been in use for quite some time now, but washable, reusable diapers may not be appropriate in every case, especially when the need is a more urgent or a temporary one. Enter the Disposable Adult Diaper! Available in different sizes, varying for different age groups and gender, as well as in absorption levels, these have now unanimously become the best solution for incontinence. Usually using a gel-like polymer bead core that is small when dry, and expands when wet, disposable adult diapers can be really reassuring when it comes to their absorption capacity!
Choosing the Right Diaper!
Speak out! Help your doctor or pharmacist understand the exact extent and nature of the problems you face due to incontinence, so that they can identify and provide solutions and products that suit your needs properly. Available for both men and women, disposable adult diapers are non-toxic, snug, skin friendly and can be worn comfortably underneath your regular clothing, without their presence being apparent. The elastic cuffs that fit around the legs gives you a watertight fit, preventing any leakage beyond the diaper. Several diapers also come with adjustable side straps and ties, making their removal very easy when used by patients who are bed-ridden, or when the diaper needs to be removed without moving the patient. You can now just wear it and forget it! No more insecurity of an untimely leak.
Once the intensity of incontinence has been identified, there are a number of disposable diaper options, each with a varying level or absorption i.e. for low medium or heavy flow, that are at your disposal. This can also help plan one’s bathroom routine, providing a safe backup option in case of untimely leaks. Several super-absorption options provide relief for up to 8-10 hours. Anyone can now wear such a diaper overnight, and sleep peacefully!
Options with varying odor control are also available to ensure that the environment around you stays fresh, clean and inspiring!
After being used, these adult diapers can easily be removed and disposed off, without leaving behind much to clean up! As if that last leakage never happened! And the best of all, several eco-friendly adult diapers are also available.
Head held high!
Incontinence often has a deep impact on the lives of patients. However, it should not cause patients to live a life devoid of self-respect, ridden with embarrassment and shame. Every person has the right to live in a dignified manner. Let’s not let incontinence come in between a person and his or her pride. Let’s help each of them live life with their heads held high!