Need advice on choosing the right product? How we can help you.
Incontinence is often a problem that people are reluctant to seek advice for. At Seni-UK we aim to provide solutions for all incontinence needs. Finding the right product for your needs will provide you with comfort, security and will likely save you valuable time and money.
Choosing the right product
The first step in the right direction is to determine the level of incontinence you are dealing with. The level of incontinence, frequency of urine loss and the level of independence of a given person are all important factors to consider.
It is often the case that people with incontinence use products that are inadequate to their level of incontinence. For example, often people with light incontinence use more expensive anatomically shaped pads which are designed for moderate and heavy incontinence. This is often because a product with higher absorbency gives them a stronger sense of security. However it is worth calculating whether such absorbency choice is really necessary.
A well selected product not only provides everyday comfort, but also helps to avoid unnecessary costs.
How to determine the necessary absorbency level?
In order to determine the level of absorbency you require it is best to keep a urinary diary. This is a simple journal in which you record how much and often you drink liquids, how much and often you urinate, when you have that 'got to go' feeling, and how much and often you leak urine. This will make assessing your urinary incontinence level much easier. It is also worth taking the following factors into consideration:
the bladder can hold up to 500 ml of urine
we feel the urge to urinate mostly when the bladder is filled to 1/3 of its capacity
usually we pass about 200 ml of urine during a single bladder emptying
it is important to be aware how much fluids one takes
we usually excrete about 80% of the liquids (water, soup, tea, juice) we take in
the level of mobility of an incontinent person and their frequency of successful toilet use are equally significant.
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You will find more detailed information on:
how to determine the degree of incontinence
how to choose the proper size
how to apply the product
how often the product should be changed.