Absorbent products for incontinence are nothing to be embarrassed about. Using them is one of the ways to help manage incontinence. With over 3.3 million Canadians affected by incontinence, you are not the only one who must cope with this condition and manage it using absorbent products. In fact, absorbent products are one of the most commonly used incontinence products used to manage incontinence.
For many people, the idea of using absorbent products can turn them off. Unfortunately, this can lead them to not manage their incontinence, which can lead to further problems such as low self-esteem, fear of intimacy, and shying away from social situations for fear of an accident. Incontinence that's not managed can have a negative effect on your overall quality of life.
You don't need to shy away from using these products. Here's why:
- They provide physical protection against urine leakage. Absorbent products are specifically designed to keep the skin dry by trapping and holding urine. Note that feminine hygiene products are designed to absorb blood, not urine, so they should not be used for urinary incontinence.
- They're discreet. Absorbent products these days are not like the bulky padding that are often made light of on television. They are designed to not be seen under your clothing.
- There is a variety to choose from to fit your lifestyle. Absorbent products come in many shapes, colours, and sizes for men and women, each with their own advantages. Choose from disposable, reusable, pads, panty liners, underwear, briefs, and guards and drip collectors (for men). You can also choose a product based on how much leakage you expect. There are many options, so you should be able to find one that's right for you. Find out more about how to find the right absorbent product for you, whether you're a woman or a man.
With absorbent products, you can get a sense of security from leakage so that you can go on living your life with confidence without letting incontinence get in the way. Learn more about available products by clicking here.
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