Best Products & Supplies for Women With Incontinence
Urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine, is common and undertreated, according to a recent UpToDate article. The report estimates nearly 50 percent of adult women experience urinary incontinence, and only 25 to 61 percent seek care. Reasons given include individuals may be reluctant to initiate discussions about incontinence and urinary symptoms due to embarrassment, lack of knowledge about treatment options and/or fear of surgery.
According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, urinary incontinence can contribute to decreased quality of life. Leakage can get in the way of life, work and exercise. New findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging recently found women are "finding ways of coping on their own - from using pads, liners, or special underwear to wearing dark clothing and limiting fluid intake."
There are many incontinence products and supplies available, with some brands offering higher absorbency and a better fit than others. NorthShore Care Supply offers a full line of adult diapers, underwear, pads, liners and items such as mattress protectors, diaper covers, bed pads, disposal bags and more to help individuals managing moderate to heavy incontinence needs. NorthShore products offer up to 3x the absorbency of retail brands.
Check out the helpful list below for ideas about current product offerings.
Incontinence Products for Women
NorthShore AirSupreme Briefs - These are one of our most absorbent breathable briefs with up to 8 hours of protection for day and/or night. Featuring airflow breathability to promote skin health with a cloth-like exterior. Stay protected with tall leak guards, four-strand leg gathers and a rear elastic waistband.
NorthShore Supreme Lite Briefs - 20% lighter than the Supreme Brief, this plastic-backed adult diaper offers up to 6 hours of protection. With tall leak guards, elastic in the rear waistband and wide coverage in the front and rear, this brief offers protection for bladder and bowel leaks. Available in a variety of colors.
NorthShore FlexSupreme Underwear - A pull-on underwear with the absorbency of overnight tab-style diapers when needed. The Microsorb lining quickly locks away wetness and odors. A flexible stretch-panel waistband is much stronger and more comfortable than most other absorbent underwear and resists sagging. Available in a variety of sizes, including 2XL.
Pads & Liners
NorthShore DynaDry Supreme Liner Pads - Soft, comfortable maximum absorbency liner that quickly pulls liquids away from the body. Leak guards provide better protection and containment. The cloth-like exterior is waterproof and has a wide adhesive strip to keep the liner in place in underwear. Sizes XL and 2XL offer wider coverage and taller leak guards, ideal for urinary and/or bowel incontinence and heavy leaks.
Extra Protection & Accessories
Diaper Covers - A unique unisex fabric pant worn over an absorbent diaper or underwear for an extra layer of protection. They are waterproof, fully breathable premium covers. Offered in 11 sizes and 6 different colors (gray, black, blush, latte, white and navy blue).
NorthShore Supreme Quilted Wipes - Heavy-duty, soft and extra-long for use on the entire body. Unscented, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic and pre-moistended with aloe and calendula to soothe the skin. Packaging may vary.
Heaven Scent Disposal Bags - With a larger opening ideal for the disposal of adult diapers and products, these bags allow for discreet removal. The opaque color helps hide contents while a fresh powder scent masks odors. Featuring convenient, easy-to-tie handles.
With more and more options available, women have a wide selection of products and features to choose from while managing urinary incontinence.