We know that managing incontinence isn't easy. Each person has a unique set of circumstances and requirements that influence what solution is best to live a healthy, comfortable and confident lifestyle.
For those who are plus-sized, finding suitable products can sometimes be even more challenging.
When describing incontinence among the plus-sized population, you will likely see the word "bariatric" quite a lot. This is because the term "bariatric" refers to the study of obesity.
Bariatric incontinence is quite common because the extra weight on the body frame adds extra pressure to one's bladder, which can cause bladder leaks.
There are a number of products that are specially designed for plus-size or bariatric bodies. But did you know that pads can be a great alternative to adult diapers (briefs) for those managing bariatric incontinence?
Incontinence pads are available in a wide variety of absorbencies and sizes. Some pads actually offer absorbency on-par with adult diapers. In fact, some of the larger pads are the exact same as their brief counterparts, just without the wings/tabs at the sides.
The flexibility of not having tabs at the side can be very helpful for those managing bariatric incontinence. These super absorbent pads, because there are no tabs, are able to fit a larger range of body types.
If you are experiencing bariatric incontinence and are struggling to find a product to meet your needs and fit your body properly, a maximum absorbency pad may be the solution you've been looking for.
Skincare is especially important for those with larger frames. Skin folds can cause a variety of issues if not properly cared for, particularly in the perineal area.
Wipes (also called adult washcloths) and specially formulated skin cleansers and creams are a great way to combat skin irritation cause by bariatric incontinence. With a variety of options available, there are lots of skincare products to try.
If you have any questions or need some assistance finding the right product for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us Toll Free at 1-877-775-6656.