Did you know the prevalence of urinary incontinence is about 10% of the population? Incontinence challenges can affect all age groups at different points in life – whether you are pregnant, aging, or taking certain medications!
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 200 million people worldwide experience incontinence. If you start experiencing any of these symptoms, seek help before it leads to serious complications.
Up to 80% of people with incontinence are wearing the wrong incontinence products, according to an estimate by the NAFC.
At ADAPT Home Health Care, our goal is to bring awareness and educate on why you should find the perfect continence solution.
Here are 5 benefits from managing urinary incontinence with the right products:
1. Improves Quality of Life
Continence pads, briefs, and garments are essential for improving your quality of life! You no longer have to worry about not being able to participate in an activity that brings you joy such as going on a long walk or attending a special event.
There are many different options available depending on your degree of incontinence that look and feel like regular underwear.
2. Saves You Money in the Long Run
It is important to evaluate multiple variables when selecting the right continence solution. Many people just look at the price when selecting an incontinence product. Given that these products are generally used more long-term it is important to consider the technology and materials of the product.
Even though an incontinence solution has a cheaper price tag, you most likely will end up changing it more frequently, working out to be a more expensive solution in the long run.Speak to a Specialist
3. Different Types and Designs to Meet Your Needs
There are different types and styles of products depending on the severity of your incontinence and comfort levels.
You can choose from pads, liners, briefs, underwear, and even unique reusable garments which provide you with an extra level of style and comfort! There are also different solutions depending on the time of day, for traveling, and for specific activities.
4. Improves Self-esteem
Managing your incontinence challenges does so much for your mood and confidence! You can live each day with dignity. Wearing incontinence products is truly life-changing and really helps elevate your mood and energy levels.
5. Proper Skin Care is Essential
When dealing with incontinence, it is very important to also make sure you are using the correct products to wipe those sensitive areas. Improper care can lead to complications such as infections and wounds.
Surprisingly, consistent use of soap and water actually is the worst thing you can do. There are specialized antibacterial products that are cost-effective and easy to use.
It’s just as important to maintain your skin integrity as it is to find the perfect incontinence solution!Speak to a Specialist
Managing your incontinence is extremely important and will make a huge impact on your lifestyle.
At ADAPT Home Health Care, our Continence Specialists are trained with the knowledge to provide you with options to make an informed decision when selecting incontinence garments.
We will also provide you with other tips and tricks to help manage incontinence and improve your skin integrity!