At least half of older adults experience incontinence, which can include involuntarily leaking urine from the bladder and/or eliminating fecal matter from the bowel. Urinary incontinence is especially common in women, primarily thanks to life events such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause. One of the best ways to deal with incontinence is to wear disposable absorbent briefs or pull-ups.
Disposable absorbent products provide freedom. Freedom to go out and about, from body odour, and from leakage. In order to enjoy that freedom with confidence, you should always first do some research! Not all absorbent products are the same; some are more absorbent than others and they all fit a little differently. Ask for samples and read reviews!
SAP and Gender-Specific Solutions
What makes an absorbent product work is something known as a super absorbent polymer (SAP for short). SAP is a petroleum-based product that absorbs liquid by many times its own weight. In the last couple of years, manufacturers started making pull-ups and briefs specifically for either men or women. They would concentrate the absorbency in the front of the pull-up for men and in the back for women, along with making them look more like underwear than an absorbent product. Pull-ups for women are very popular because they look nice and perform well. They are very similar to regular underwear: you pull them up and down like normal, and they are usually more discreet and less bulky.
Regular Briefs Versus Disposable Briefs
An adult brief is the same as a diaper and, as such, the two words are interchangeable. A disposable brief has tape tabs and will always provide a better fit for the person wearing the product. It is important to note that any absorbent product, whether it is a pull up or a brief, must be snug-fitting to maximize absorption and minimize leakages. It’s safe to say that pull-ups or briefs that are designed specifically for women are very popular and here to stay. For more information about these solutions, contact us today!