7 Reasons Why You Might Need Adult Diapers or Incontinence Briefs

7 Reasons Why You Might Need Adult Diapers or Incontinence Briefs

Adults may need to wear reusable briefs or adult diapers for various reasons, including medical conditions, disablities, aging, or injuries that result in incontinence.

Incontinence can lead to the loss of control over bladder and bowel functions, making it necessary for adults to use adult diapers to manage bladder and bowel leaks during the day or overnight.

Adult incontinence, or the loss of bladder control, can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes include:

  1. Aging: As individuals age, the muscles that support the bladder and urethra can weaken, leading to urine leakage.
  2. Pregnancy and Childbirth: Pregnancy and vaginal delivery can weaken muscles needed for bladder control and damage bladder nerves, leading to a dropped (prolapsed) pelvic floor.
  3. Menopause: After menopause, women produce less estrogen, a hormone that helps keep the lining of the bladder and urethra healthy. Deterioration of these tissues can aggravate incontinence.
  4. Prostate Problems: In men, incontinence often stems from enlargement of the prostate gland, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate cancer can also be associated with incontinence.
  5. Neurological Disorders: Conditions such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, or stroke can disrupt normal bladder function and lead to incontinence.
  6. Medications: Certain medicines can disrupt the normal process of storing and passing urine or increase the amount of urine. These include angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, diuretics, some antidepressants, hormone replacement therapy (HRT), and sedative.
  7. Functional Incontinence: A physical or mental impairment that prevents an individual from making it to the toilet in time can also cause incontinence. For example, severe arthritis may prevent someone from unbuttoning their pants quickly enough.

Using adult diapers can be a liberating experience, and we are available to help individuals choose, fit, style and use our reusable adult incontinence briefs effectively.

It's recommended to talk to a doctor if there are any questions or concerns about using adult diapers or incontinence briefs to manage your incontinence.

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