Studies have found that incontinence affects 121mil men worldwide and 303mil women worldwide. Also found amongst children.
Urinary incontinence affects millions of people around the world and 51 percent of women over the age of 20, with pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, changes with age, and many other factors contributing to the issue.
What is Incontinence (enuresis)?
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. Varying in slight loss of urine after sneezing, coughing or laughing to complete inability to control urination.
Urinary incontinence can have causes that are not due to disease. Examples include intoxication, unavailability of bathrooms, coughing, sneezing, extreme anxiety or intense laughter.
Involuntary emptying of the bladder. It is also referred to as enuresis. It can be caused by a number of factors. In order to understand the different causes better, one must have some basic understanding of the processes involved in urination.
Loss of bladder control is common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate thats so sudden and strong you don’t get to the toilet in time.
What causes urinary incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is usually caused by problems with muscles and nerves that help the bladder hold or pass urine. Certain health events unique to women, such as pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, can cause problems with these muscles and nerves.
Other causes of incontinence include:
* stress incontinence
* overactive bladder
* benign prostate enlargement
* weak bladder muscles
* overactive bladder muscles
* weak pelvic floor muscles
* damage to nerves that control the bladder from disease such as Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease.
* blockage from an enlarged prostate in men
* disease such as arthritis that may make it difficult to get to the bathroom in time
* pelvic organ prolapse, which is when the pelvic organs (such as bladder, rectum, or uterus) shift out of their normal place into the vagina. When pelvic organs are out of place, the bladder and urethra are not able to work normally, which may cause urine leak.
What are the benefits of washable incontinence pads?
There are many benefits to using reusable incontinence pads. They are discreet. One is able to go about day-to-day activities without worrying that you will be caught out and about with a leak.
Since they are washable and reusable, you will never run out. Not only are you saving time and money but you will be helping the environment by not adding to the massive problem of disposable sanitary products affecting the planet.
Close to 20 billion sanitary aids are dumped into North American landfills every year, and when wrapped in plastic bags, feminine hygiene waste can take centuries to biodegrade.
Reusable washable sanitary products are a sustainable and practical solution.
How do you use washable incontinence pads?
Washable incontinence pads are very easy to use. If you have ever seen the ordinary sanitary towel with wings, its a very similar concept. Simply line the bottom of your underwear with the pad and clasp together the wing fixtures at the back, securing the incontinence pad in place.
How to wash incontinence pads.
Its very easy to clean incontinence pads. Simply scrub with gentle detergent. You can also soak for a few hours with a little vinegar. Then add washing powder of your choice and machine or hand wash. Rinse with cold water until the water runs clear. Do not add softener as this affects the absorbtion.
Once dry, they are ready to wear immediately.
Put them in a laundry wash bag for easy machine wash.
DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.
Our incontinence pads are soft against the skin. A soft top layer is gentle on the skin.
There are no added chemicals or fragrances which often cause rashes or irritation. The fabrics used are breathable, allowing air flow to the skin. No leakage with a secure waterproof base lining.
Our incontinence pads sit snug and comfortable against your body.
Not only awesome for sneezing, laughing, and coughing but for hiking, long walks and working out. Our pads suck up excess moisture throughout the day.
Feel confident when traveling.
You can use them over and over again, so you will always have one available.
Our pads are composed of several layers.
* The surface is a breathable layer, allowing the incontinence to pass through.
* The middle layers absorb the urine, protecting your skin.
* The bottom waterproof layer prevents leaking onto clothes.
|Surface Area Absorbency 100ml
|Surface Area Absorbency 150ml
|Surface Area Absorbency 180ml
REUSABLE FOR YEARS DEPENDING ON HOW OFTEN USED.
ECO-FRIENDLY because they are not being thrown out after a single use.
When using an incontinence pad
When using pads or diapers, it is very important to replace them once they have absorbed urine. Keeping a soaked pad in contact with your skin can lead to rash and irritation. Take the pad out or the diaper off, thoroughly clean and dry your skin, then put on a new pad.
Tips for using incontinence pads
- Always use the pads which are most suitable for the needs of the person you are caring for, and make sure that they are fitted correctly.
- Use fitted underwear to secure incontinence pads. Loose underwear will allow the pad to shift, which will lead to leakage.
Consult a Healthcare Professional if the person you are caring for has eczema or psoriasis or is prone to other conditions that affect their skin.
Take note the condition of the skin whilst using incontinence pads and if this changes e.g. becomes red, sore or broken consult a healthcare professional.
Wash your hands before and after changing the pad.
Don’t apply ointments or creams unless advised by a Healthcare Professional.
Don’t use talcum powder on sensitive areas, it can cause friction which may damage the skin and also affect how well the pad works.
Don’t wear more than one pad at a time