Absorbent products (adult diapers) can help to manage incontinence, but they are not a treatment or a cure. Incontinence is never a normal function in the body (a lot of people believe the myth that incontinence is normal as they get older or after they have a baby, but in fact it is never normal). Incontinence happens when something isn't working right in the body, that's why it's so important to see a health care professional who can properly diagnosis what's happening.
After you've been diagnosed and figured out with your doctor what is causing your incontinence, you can look at a variety of different treatment options, including medication, surgery, physical therapy, exercises, and newer treatments like injections into the bladder or sphincter.
Because absorbent products can be bulky, costly, time-consuming, and - for many people - embarrassing, you may want to try treating your incontinence through one of the above-mentioned methods. In some cases, there may not be a treatment option available, you might not be eligible due to other health problems, or you might not desire to undergo treatment for personal reasons. In these situations, after you've discussed your options with your doctor, you might choose to use absorbent products in the long-run as your way of managing incontinence. You also might still have some leakage after a treatment, and you might use products to help manage that.
There is nothing wrong with wearing absorbent products to manage a medical condition like incontinence, and hopefully you won't feel shameful or embarrassed about this choice. The important thing is to be well-informed, and work closely with a medical professional who is knowledgeable about incontinence and interested in treating it.
I suffer from Adult Enuresis, (Bedwetting) I am in my mid 40's and this has only begun recently. There is no medical reason for it and my GP believes it was triggered by a high level stress.It stopped last year but came back just before Christmas 2008. For me there is no treatment that can help, I have tried Detrusitol and this did nothing.
So my options were a wet bed almost every night. Not fair on my wife nor practical as I travel extensively and spend many nights in hotels.
Or the alternative or wearing protection. It took a long time for me to reach this conclusion and primarily it is a shame thing and societal stigma.That you are an inadequate adult if you lose control of your bladder. It is only acceptable in babies and the old and infirm. The other reason is the association with Adult Baby Fetish I certainly am not but always feel that people believe this when I purchase adult nappies. I find it difficult to disassociate myself from this shame particularly when I see myself in my protection(adult terry nappies and plastic pants-The only leakproof solution). My wife is very supportive and tells me that I don't look like a baby bt a man who is wearing something necessary to control a problem, just like glasses.
So in conclusion I wold say that adult diapers are the right choice but it is a menas of management of the problem. There are ways of treating lots of forms of incontinence that would negate the need to wear diapers but there are also some cases such as mine that don't.
There are two choices when it comes to adult diapers. My sales rep at http://www.ionmeds.com/ was very helpful when explaining this to me. Adult diapers are best used if you have Urinary problems during the day and if you are comfortable with them a night. But if you only have an bedwetting problem at night, and you do not feel comfortable wearing adult diapers, there is an another option. You can use bedpads. Theses are bascally diapers you can spread out on the bed flat. You can just lay on them at night and they will catch at of your night time incontinence
I broke 2 vertebrae and smashed my coccyx bone in a fall up the steps. I knew that I had scoliosis and osteoporosis. I was not supposed to use the steps; but I did it this 1 time. I thought I was O. K.; but I wasn't. At the hospital, they put in a Urine Collecter Bag (I couldn't move my legs by this time and if anyone touched me I wanted to scream). They cemented my vertebrae back together and I was released to go to a rehabilitation hospital. The urine collector bag was left in until I was ready to leave; and then they yanked it out. It was not until I was at the Rehab. Center that I realized that I was not able to control my bladder. I asked the nurse what to do and she gave my first paper underpants. I could have had an operation to fix it once and forall. I refuse to be operated on unless I can stay awake. I was in my 60's when this happened and I am now 70. It doesn't bother me; my family knows all about it, (I'm not vain anymore), and why I refused the operation. The pants are just fine and I'm lucky to have them. What is there to think about? I'm going to be 71 in August, my back is bad; but it was never good. Between my back, migraine headaches, and Chronic Crohn's Disease (under control), I feel like I'm 30. My children and Grandchildren are always in and out of the house. I love it and I just don't care if I wear paper underpants.
I've recently realized I had trained to get up in the night to stop bedwetting, sacrificing a good nights sleep to stay dry. With my husbands understanding and support (my constant getting up in the night was waking him up as well) I've returned to diapers much as I wore through my teens.
It's made me rethink things, why is being dry at night such a big deal really? During the day I realize is a completely different problem. Sleeping in diapers isn't that big a deal, the bulkiness doesn't matter so reusable cloth diapers and plastic pants are a very cost effective way to go. I've found this online site, buy online saves the embarrasment.
I have had to wear diapers since I was 13 years old due to a spine injury that affects the nerve to my bladder. I am 67 years old and have used cloth diapers at night and disposables when out and about. The wetting is less of a problem during the day ( 2 OR 3 accedents) at home but my wife and daughter have made me understand that because I dont know when I may wet it is best for me to say diapered. We all feel more secure with me in diapers and plastic pants 24/7. Our bed is covered with a waterproof pad. My of our friends know of my problem and think nothing of it. The only problem is packing a rubber sheet and enought diapers for trips.
It just depends on your severity & type of incontinence. I have mixed incontinence 75% urgency incontinence W/ 25% stress incontinence. i used a variety of products Adult diapers at night reusables with rubber pants. disposable guards for men or belted undergarments during the day. I sleep on reusable underpad too Just in case the diaper or rubber pants leak
I have urgency incontinence complicated by sarcoidosis fibromyalgia. neurophathy,sleep apnea insomnia and diabetes. i found that if i get up to go to the bathroom at night it takes 30 min to a hour to get back to sleep.
but wearing a diaper with a couple booster pads i can just go and go right back to sleep within 5 min.
During the day i found that the urgency was causing me to have to drop everything and hunt for a bathroom so offen that i just started wearing a diaper with a booster pad , Just so i would not be bothered with having to hunt for a bathroom everytime i left home.
I was a EMT for 40 years and know adults wearing diapers is a lot more common then most people think.
Just check how many stores carry adult diapers and how large of shelf space many store have.
I have no problem wearing diapers even though 99% of the time i could get by without them.
I wouldn't really agree since it hasg caused marital troubles for me and dating troubles in my younger years.I am 31 years old as of oct 19 and I have been in full time briefs for urinary incontinence since I was 19.I was hit by a drunk driver at that age and had nerve damage.My gives me dirty looks.we go to michigan to see her family and makes me feel out of place.I thought marriage was in sickness and health any suggestions or feedbacks are apprecited.And if u know where I can get help to purchase them since my insurance doesn't cover them anymore let me know.I don't have alot of money firstname.lastname@example.org
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