What to look for in Incontinence pads

Incontinence pads

The market is literally filled to oceanic proportions of diversity in Incontinence pads. Of course that is a good thing, don’t get me wrong, is just that with variety comes the necessity of getting informed on how to look for the correct type of pad that might be better for your incontinence needs.

The major appeal and overall reason why pads are the most popular and highest selling incontinence products, is because they are the most discreet and low profile of the entire spectrum of Incontinence products. They are designed for light incontinence problems and they are worn inside the underwear and are normally secured with an adhesive strip. They’re made to be worn with complete discretion and maximum protection, however there are several aspects that must be taken into consideration before making your decision.

All Incontinence pads are made with the purpose of keeping you comfortable and dry. However, since incontinence has different ranges of severity, it is important that first you consider the amount of absorbency that the pad is able to provide. Since many of the pads are very thin and discreet, they might be able to provide the complete coverage that you might need. Considering the possible levels of bladder control and the average amount of fluids that are released, make sure that you select a balance between discretion and absorbency that will make you feel secure and stay dry.

Since incontinence can come unexpectedly, it is very important that you feel safe against accidental leaks. That is why the design of the pad needs to mold to your anatomy adequately. Pads are supposed to provide protection, but not make you uncomfortable when wearing them.  There are unisex pads and other incontinence products, but there are also male and female specific products for a better fit. Also, a very important factor is to select the proper size for the user. Additionally, to prevent leaks and for an extra protection, you can also combine their use with pant liners and guards.

A common mistake made by women when suffering from incontinence, especially when they are uninformed, is that some use regular sanitary pads, instead of incontinence pads. The main problem with doing such a thing is that those types of pads are completely different. They are not made with the same materials and they cannot absorb the same levels, this can compromise and harm the skin as well as have leakage problems.

If your incontinence condition intensifies, consult with your physician and consider the possibility of moving to belted shields, or protective underwear for more added protection with dignity and discretion.