A Peak at Urinary Incontinence Products

Urinary incontinence is a very common and often embarrassing problem that involves the loss of bladder control. The severity of urinary incontinence ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you sneeze, cough, jump, or exercise, to having the urge to urinate that’s so sudden that you can’t get to a toilet in time.

Types of urinary incontinence include stress incontinence, overflow incontinence, urge incontinence, functional incontinence, and mixed incontinence.

There is a wide variety of urinary incontinence products on the market to help people to keep dry and manage leaks, to make people feel more comfortable and more confident when suffering from either bladder or bowel incontinence. 

Incontinence pads, underwear, and pants are popular choices for both men and women. They come in a selection of types, sizes, and absorbency and are designed to be as discreet as possible. 

Choose the urinary incontinence product for you based on:

  • How much urine you lose
  • Durability
  • Comfort
  • Cost
  • Ease of use
  • How well the product controls odor
  • How often you lose urine

Absorbent urinary pads and protective garments are the most common urinary incontinence products available, with a large range of sizes, absorbency, styles, and colors. The most common ones include:

Absorbent Urinary Pads

Absorbent pads are disposable and designed for both men and women. Adhesive strips hold them inside your underwear so they do not shift throughout the day. They trap eight or more ounces of urine and keep it away from your skin to enhance comfort. Absorbent urinary pads also block odor and can be changed throughout the day. They are used for heavy incontinence, can be worn with regular underwear or reusable briefs, and are available in a selection of thicknesses and absorbency levels.

Protective Underwear

Protective underwear is an ideal urinary continence product for moderate to heavy incontinence. They are made with cloth-like material and soft elastics, so they pull up and down easily. 

Incontinence Panties and Briefs

Incontinence panties and briefs look pretty much the same as everyday underwear for men and women. But they include a waterproof liner as well as a built-in cloth pad that absorbs 10 or more ounces of urine. These urinary incontinence products are washable, reusable, and are typically available in a range of colors and styles. There are versions that are designed for day use, as well as overnight ones that are designed to hold more urine. Like urinary incontinence pads, this underwear is designed to be absorbent, keep moisture off your skin, and control odor.

Disposable Underwear

Disposable underwear is a urinary incontinence product that comes in a lot of styles. Some look similar to elastic-banded underwear but are designed to be disposable, while others have tape on the sides, making them adjustable and are easy to remove. They also come in a range of colors as well as day and overnight versions.

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