Incontinence is experienced by nearly 400 million people worldwide. It affects people differently, but overall, it has the ability to compromise your quality of life. Instead of finding ways to live comfortably with incontinence, many people work around it by avoiding activities where it might be an issue. This can mean missing social gatherings like weddings or birthdays, or avoiding travel, especially if it involves long drives. It might mean skipping family functions or missing out on seeing grandchildren. Some people feel they need to use seat covers in case of leakage and are too embarrassed to let people know they have a problem. Isolating yourself, something many people with bladder leakage do, isn’t necessary and can actually accelerate the aging process. Staying active keeps you younger and is completely realistic with the right products.
A major obstacle people face in order to successfully manage their incontinence is getting the right product. Some feel overwhelmed by the number of choices, others are concerned with cost, or how to get the right fit. It can help to have someone to talk to, but many people don’t know where to turn. When it comes to socially acceptable topics, most people are not comfortable talking about their bladder leakage. Incontinence can be embarrassing and confusing, but you are not alone and at Attends we are here to help.
Most people don’t know how many choices there are, or that they can find a product that is reliable, comfortable, and fits well. There are four basic levels of incontinence products to choose from. Knowing this is a good place to start.
Pads - Used for light leakage from laughing, sneezing, and moving around
Underwear – A slip on product that replaces regular underwear and is great for holding larger amounts of fluid for people who can’t always make it to the bathroom in time
Briefs – Constructed like a traditional diaper with tabs, these are a great choice for less mobile individuals, like those wheelchair bound
Overnight Protection - Premiere products that can hold larger quantities of liquid and work great for overnight
The Right Product Can Change Your Life!
At Attends®, our goal is to provide products that keep you comfortable, confident, and dry. We want you to get back to doing what you love. We support health, dignity, and comfort for everyone, and we have trained advisors that are happy to talk with you. They can explain things like insurance coverage, product selection, and how to get your needs met. For further information check out our corporate incontinence video.