One of the major decisions that have to be made after being diagnosed with incontinence is how the person will be managing the problem. The most important management strategy will be determining what type of incontinence products the person with incontinence will need. The good news is that there is a wide variety of incontinence supplies that are available. People with incontinence can choose from incontinence products that include: incontinence pads for light to medium incontinence all the way to adult diapers that help to manage medium to heavy incontinence.
Not to long ago, any adult with incontinence had to settle for using an adult diaper that was basically an oversized baby diaper. The fit was poor and the incontinence product was not always effective in controlling leaks and accidents. Today, there is a wide variety of adult incontinence products that can be worn comfortably and discreetly under normal clothes. This type of adult underwear comes in a variety of different types and styles to fit the needs of the person with incontinence. Here is what you need to know about how to buy adult underwear for managing incontinence.
- Consider the fit of the wearer – Many people underestimate the importance of fit when it comes to managing incontinence and buying adult underwear. However, the fit plays an important part in how well the adult undergarment will work. If an incontinence product does not fit right the effectiveness of the adult underwear will be lacking. This makes it crucial that you take fit into consideration when you are buying adult undergarment. The good news is that there is a wide variety of sizes in all types of adult underwear. So even the smallest person all the way up to the largest can find the right size of adult underwear to meet their needs.
- Consider the gender of the wearer – Today, the manufacturers of incontinence supplies understand that men and women have very different needs when it comes to incontinence products. In order to meet those needs there are incontinence products for men and incontinence products for women. The different incontinence supplies are designed to provide the protection and effectiveness where each gender needs it most. This increases the ability of adult underwear to be able to meet the needs of the wearer based on their gender.
- Consider the lifestyle and activity level – At one time incontinence sufferers had very little to choose from when it came to adult underwear. There was only a limited amount of styles and types of adult undergarment to choose from. Worse yet, it was hard to wear normal clothes with adult underwear. Today, incontinence sufferers can find a wide range of styles of adult underwear to help them manage their incontinence even while maintaining their normal, daily activities. Adult underwear that is designed to manage incontinence comes in styles that range from bikini to full brief so that each person can choose what is most effective and comfortable for them.
- Look for samples – One of the common mistakes that many people make when buying adult undergarment is that they don’t try out several different styles before buying one in bulk. This can be a costly mistake. Today, there are many sites that offer samples of adult underwear that allow you to try several different styles before you buy in bulk. This allows the wearer to find the exactly the right adult undergarment to meet their needs without spending money on an incontinence product that they are not happy with or one that they simply won’t use.
About the Author:
Dianna Malkowski is a Board Certified Physician Assistant and Mayo Clinic trained nutritionist specializing in diabetes, cancer, wound healing, therapeutic diets and nutrition support. Also good at guiding right urinary incontinence products.
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