How Adult Incontinence Products Have Improved

Elder Care

If you are shopping for adult incontinence products you may be shocked by the vast number of choices that there is available today. Not too long ago, anyone with incontinence would have to settle for using a uni-sex, “one size fits all” product that looked and performed like an oversized baby diaper. This lack of selection in adult incontinence products made managing the serious medical problem of incontinence even harder. Fortunately, manufacturers of incontinence products have come to realize that incontinence is a fairly common problem which affects people of all ages, both genders, and varying health status. This has led to the development of products that can be used by people who want to manage their incontinence while still maintaining their normal and active life. Here is what you need to know about how they have improved-

1. Size-

Before- Not too long ago, anyone with incontinence had to put up with a “one size fits all” approach. This meant that smaller people ended up feeling like they were swimming in their incontinence undergarment while larger people rarely could be comfortable. In addition, this lack of sizing meant that adult incontinence supplies were not as effective as they could be since size plays an integral part of how effective they are.

Today- The good news is that today most lines of incontinence supplies offer a wide range of sizes. Manufacturers understand that people of all different sizes need adult incontinence products. This means that even the smallest and largest people can find incontinence supplies that fit them and offer them the effectiveness that they need. In addition, this sizing is not just for adult diapers or other incontinence undergarments but for incontinence pads, as well.

2. Gender specific-

Before- Just like sizing there was little attention paid to the details of adult incontinence products in the past. This meant that most adult incontinence products that were offered were uni-sex. The problem with this is that it does not address the specific needs of each gender as to where they need incontinence protection the most.

Today- Manufacturers understand that men and women have very different needs when it comes to adult incontinence products. To address this they have designed incontinence products for men and incontinence product for women. This allows each gender to select products that are made to give them protection where they need it most. This simple design change has increased the effectiveness of all incontinence supplies from adult diapers to incontinence pads.

3. Variety-

Before- Not too long ago, if you were diagnosed with incontinence then your only choice in adult incontinence products was the adult diaper. While this is an effective management solution for some people this is not the answer for everyone.

Today- If someone is diagnosed with incontinence today there are many more options to choose from for adult incontinence products than ever before. Today, whether you have light incontinence or moderate to severe incontinence you can find the right product to meet your needs. For people with light incontinence there are incontinence pads and boosters that can give you the protection you need. Other people with more moderate incontinence can choose from a variety of different styles and types of incontinence undergarments and adult diapers. Even for those with the most severe incontinence there are options to choose from that can help you manage your incontinence and maintain your normal lifestyle.