Undercut Incontinence with Dri-Sorb Disposable Underpads
It is bad enough to be confined to a bed, but the problem is actually worsened by the inability to control one’s bladder. This presents the patient with a hardship and the caregiver with a challenge. The former faces an unsanitary situation that is not only uncomfortable but also potentially detrimental to their overall health, which is presumably already ailing. The latter, on the other hand, needs to come up with a way to enable the patient to cope with the short and long-term ramifications of incontinence. Fortunately, the solution to both their quandaries is quite the same. That solution is dri-sorb disposable underpads.
Urinary incontinence can be characterized as excessive urine production, or polyuria. Polyuria is commonly caused by diabetes mellitus, primary plydipsia, central diabetes insipidus, and nephrogenic diabetes insipidus. Other conditions that may lead to the onset of incontinence include enlarged prostate and prostate cancer, multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, and spinal cord injury. Incontinence is diagnosed by an urologist or urogynecologist after a physical examination, as well as other tests such as a stress test, a urinalysis, blood tests, an ultrasound, a cytoscopy, and urodynamics. Additionally, patients may be asked to keep a journal for a day and up to a week to record their urination pattern.
There are several types of incontinence as well. Stress incontinence involves weak pelvic floor muscles which are unable to stop the passage of urine when coughing or sneezing, for example. Urge incontinence is involuntary and has no apparent reason. Overflow incontinence entails constant dribbling even after urine has been passed. Functional incontinence happens when the need to urinate is acknowledged but there’s no time to reach a toilet. Transient incontinence is temporary and may be provoked by medications, or adrenal insufficiency. Post-void dribbling consists of urine leaking out of the urethra after the bladder has been emptied.
Dri-sorb disposable underpads are not only for people who are immobilized (whether it is in a bed or a wheelchair), but also for elderly patients who have no control over their bladders, or for those who suffer from any of a number of conditions that are conducive to incontinence. As a matter of fact, they may even be helpful for young children who present a case of nocturnal enuresis, better known as bed-wetting. These disposable underpads are extra absorbent and soft, providing a comfortable barrier that does not let one drop go unaccounted for.