You’re sure to have a lot of questions after being diagnosed with incontinence. Visiting your doctor regularly is a step in the right direction. With Friends you can take a deep dive into concerns that might be troubling you and be sure to always have a friend that not only listens and understands but is also there to handhold you through the journey of learning to manage urine leakage.
So, here we are, with a complete guide to help you deal with incontinence better.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
Urinary incontinence — or the loss of bladder control — means leaking of urine that you can't control. This happens due to damage to the nerves and muscles of the urinary tract which includes your bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.
The severity can range from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong you don't get to the toilet in time.
Based on your symptoms and quantum of leaks, you could be suffering from one of the following types of incontinence:
To know more about each of these types of incontinence, you can read our blog here.
Types of Adult Diapers
Once you know what kind of leakage you suffer from, you can choose between different styles and variations of diapers to go about living your life like normal.
Adult diapers primarily come in two styles:
Pant Style Diaper: Pant style diapers look and feel like underwear. Best suited to people who are active and don’t need assistance in wearing a diaper.
Tape Style Diaper: Tape style diapers come with re-fastenable tapes or tabs at the sides which can be adjusted multiple times for a comfortable fit. Best suited to people who need assistance in wearing a diaper.
But the world of diapers doesn’t stop with styles alone. There are numerous variations and sizes you can pick from.
Friends Overnight Diapers: The best and most trusted product from the Friends catalogue. Made with the highest-grade materials, Friends Overnight Tape Style and Pant Style Diapers are engineered to give you a good night’s sleep without the worry of urine leakage. They can offer you 16 hours of protection against wetness and moisture!
Friends Premium Diapers: A step below Overnight Diapers but still worthy of being labeled ‘Premium’! Also made with the finest grade materials found to offer you 10+ hours of dry diaper-wearing experience.
Friends Classic and Easy Diapers: Friends Classic and Easy diaper variants offer up to 8 hours of protection. These are meant for people who suffer from light to moderate leaks.
Friends Economy Diapers: Your search for diapers that are budget-friendly ends with Friends Economy Diapers. Priced lower than all our other diaper variants, these diapers don’t compromise on quality or comfort. They also provide you with 8 hours of leak-free, dry goodness.
You can find our entire range of products right here on our website, just one click away!
How to wear adult diapers?
Wearing adult diapers shouldn’t be as difficult as passing Indian civil services exams! To make your life simple, we have dedicated an entire page of easy-to-follow videos on our website to answering this question: HOW TO USE ADULT DIAPERS?
What to eat to manage incontinence better?
The importance of following a healthy diet CAN NOT be over exaggerated! A good diet is the key to maintaining a healthy and happy life. You can check out our blog on ‘what to eat?’ and ‘what not to eat?’ to manage incontinencehere!
Exercises you can try to manage incontinence
From managing stress to managing weight, there’s exercise for virtually everything! Want to improve your mood, be more energetic, or even add years to your life? Exercises are your answer! So, of course, there’s exercises for managing incontinence: Kegel exercises! They are simple hold-and-release exercises to regain control over your bladder and muscles.
To perform Kegel exercises the right way, check out our blog: A how-to guide on Kegel exercises.
When to see a doctor?
Incontinence is a treatable condition, so getting your doctor’s advice should always be the first step. Since you are here, we hope you have already visited a doctor. If you have more doubts, you can always find us in the comments section or write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 1800 266 0640.