How to Choose the Best Incontinence Products

There are countless products to address adult incontinence and the related symptoms, but how do you choose one that will meet your needs? TotalDry™ designs and creates products to help with all types of incontinence and related symptoms. We design each product to address our three core principles: performance, price, and comfort.

Assess Your Needs and Symptoms

Various types of urinary and fecal incontinence can present themselves at different times throughout the day or night. Identifying which type is affecting you is a good starting point to determine the best incontinence products for keeping you comfortable and confident.

Types of Incontinence

In addition to the urinary or fecal incontinence categories, there are several other incontinence types. The types of incontinence listed below fall under the broader category of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress Incontinence – the term “stress” refers to the array of causes that can apply pressure to the urinary bladder, including weight, pregnancy, lifting heavy objects, sneezing, and some medical conditions
  • Overflow Incontinence – characterized by difficulty fully emptying the bladder. This type of incontinence typically affects men more often than women
  • Overact Bladder/Urge Incontinence – when individuals injure nerves or muscles that control urinary flow, it can result in a strong urge to urinate that makes it difficult for the patient to reach the toilet in time
  • Functional Incontinence – characterized by an urge to urinate, but the patient is unable to reach the bathroom in time due to physical or mental reasons
  • Mixed Incontinence – a patient (typically women) can leak urine due to multiple types of incontinence simultaneously
  • Total Incontinence – the most severe kind of incontinence, this type involves a complete inability to control one’s urinary bladder, resulting in constant leakage
  • Bedwetting – usually a result of the immaturity of the urinary bladder, bedwetting typically affects children near or below the age of 5

Contact us for more information about our offerings and how to select the best incontinence products for yourself or a loved one.