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Choosing the right Incontinence Pants

Posted on January 23, 2012. There have been 1 comment(s)

Choosing the right incontinence pants for your level and type of incontinence is important to help you maintain a full lifestyle, without compromising comfort, security and discretion.

The most common type of incontinence across both women and men is urinary incontinence, fortunately this also the easiest to treat and manage. With effective management and proper diagnosis, urinary incontinencec may disappear over time, depending on the cause. For more information on the most common types of incontinence please visit our article on types of incontinence in men. For the types of women's incontinence, please visit our types of women's incontinence article.

To get the best diagnosis of your incontinence, it is always best to consult with a medical professional. They will be able to give the best direction and advice on managing your incontinence, for mor information on this please visit our article on getting help with incontinence. Once you have a diagnosis and a suggested method management or treatment you will find there are a plethora of incontinence products available.

One of the most common types of incontinence management is wearing discreet incontinence pants. If your healthcare professional has advised you to wear them, then you may need help choosing the right kind of incontinence pants, as they come in many shapes and sizes and you should carefully consider some of the following:

Firstly, comfort is one of the most important aspects when deciding on what type of pants to use. You may consider pull-ups when you can manage to take care of them yourself without assistance from care providers. People who are bed-ridden or of limited movement may consider pants with side adhesive strips that are easy to remove and attach by a carer.

Secondly the absorption levels  should be enough to hold the level of your incontinence. Mild urinary incontinence does not need thick pads. By identifying the right level of absorption you can save yourself the cost of more exepensive pants with higher absorption levels.

Another matter that maybe be important to those with sensitive skin. Incontinence pants can be brought with hypoallergenic inner material. Choosing the right size and material will allow the pants to breath and avoid potential allergies and infections. Also look for materials that are enviromentally friendly, thus minimizing the mess and hassle in disposing of the product.

Choosing the the right incontinence pants can help you save money and manage your symptoms and avoid potential problems. As choosing the wrong type of incontinence pants can hamper the treatment of your incontinence symptoms. For the best diagnosis we recommendsyou speak to your local GP or healthcare professional. NHS.uk has a healthcare service finder to help you locate your nearest health centre.

IncontinenceChoice.co.uk also offer samples of our incontinence products, to give you a better idea if a particular incontinence product is for you and your level of incontinence. If you would like to talk to one of our incontinence advisors about our samples range or any of incontinence products, call us on 01952 913112.


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1 Response to Choosing the right Incontinence Pants

  • miss anne field

    my partner, with parkinsons, is fine during the day, uses ordinary pants. however at night, in order to both get a good nights sleep, we now have a carer coming in to "pad him up". although he limits fluids from tea onwards, he is alright at 1.30am, when given tablets, but by 7am he is very wet. have a bed pad, and he has pull up pants ( carer calls frillies), with an inside pad and elastic pants on the outside supplied by d/n, physio, but need pants wich will cut back every morning having to put a washing machine on, and it is miserable for him - he is of medium build/ 38/40/ . can you advise please.

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 11:01 am