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Four Continence Products That Can Help You Regain Your Confidence

by Carter Ortiz

Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of bladder control, which happens when you cough, sneeze or laugh. It can also happen when you exercise or are physically active. This can be embarrassing and make it difficult to do things that you enjoy.

If you have UI, there are many continence products that can help. Here are four of them:

1) Pessaries For Stress Incontinence

Pessaries are a type of vaginal implant that can help you regain your confidence by preventing stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Pessaries are inserted into your vagina and sit behind the urethra, which is where urine leaves the bladder. When you cough, sneeze or laugh too hard, this pressure on your urethra causes it to close up and trap urine inside. A pessary will prevent that from happening by supporting your bladder neck during physical activity, making them effective continence products.

2) Bladder Support Pants For Urge Incontinence

If you suffer from urge incontinence, you might benefit from bladder support pants. These pants will help keep urine from leaking out of your body by putting pressure on your bladder. The more active you are, the stronger the pressure needs to be.

3) Urinary Catheters For Overflow Incontinence

These continence products are inserted into the urethra to drain urine from your bladder. They are typically used when you have a full bladder and no other options are available. This is also an option for people who suffer from overflow incontinence but do not have access to a toilet or bathroom when they need it. This is an option for people who are not able to use a toilet or bathroom when they need it. You can wear this device under your clothes and no one will know that you have it on. 

4) Pads And Liners

Pads and liners are a great way to protect your clothes from the wetness caused by urine leakage. You can use these items for light to moderate leakage or as a backup for heavier leakage. Some pads come with adhesive strips that stick directly onto your underwear so they stay in place during activity, while others are held in place by an adhesive strip on the backside of the pad itself. Over-the-counter pads tend to be less expensive than reusable pads or washable pads of similar quality.

To find out more about continence products, speak with a medical supply store. They can help you find the right product to manage your incontinence.