When diagnosed with incontinence or bladder leakage, many individuals begin to feel self conscious about wearing their continence care supplies around others. Fears about concealing their products under their clothing may even stop men and women from venturing out in public or lead them to not wear the protective products that they need when they’re out and about.
While it may take some trial and error, there are some ways you can ensure no one will know you are wearing an absorbent product under your clothing.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
This tip applies to both your continence care product as well as your clothing. When managing bladder leakage, the key is to make sure your incontinence product fits properly, especially around the leg openings. Openings that are too loose can lead to overflow and leakage while openings that are too tight can cause discomfort and rashes. It is also important to ensure that you are in the right sized products. Your brief or pull-on should fit comfortably around your waist and shouldn’t gap in the back. For clothing, try going up a size, especially in your jeans. This will allow you to comfortably wear your absorbent undergarments without feeling too restricted.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT TYPE
Along with correct sizing, one of the most important things you can do to help manage your bladder leakage and incontinence is to make sure you are using the right continence care product that fits your specific needs and level of incontinence. Bladder control pads and male guards are often used for lighter leakage. Protective underwear, also called pull-ons, are ideal for moderate absorbency while briefs (sometimes referred to as diapers) offer protection from heavy and frequent incontinence. It’s also possible that you may need a different product depending on the activity you are doing.
TRY SOMETHING LOOSE FITTING
Skirts, dresses, tunics, sweatpants, and other loose-fitting clothing are great options when trying to keep your continence care products discreetly concealed.
HIGH-WAISTED JEANS WILL BE YOUR BFF
For both men and women, jeans in general are a great option because they will help to muffle any sound that your protective undergarments may make. For women, high-waisted jeans are a stylish option that can conceal the tops of protective underwear or briefs. They also help keep your waistband snug and in place throughout the day.
Wearing regular underwear or fitted boxers over your protective underwear can help to keep your product in place while you go through everyday activities. This will also help to muffle any noise your products may make as well as reduce any sagging. Tights are another great option for adding additional security while wearing protective undergarments.
WEAR DARK CLOTHING
One method to help you feel at ease when wearing incontinence products in public is to stick to dark clothing, especially on your lower half. Dark jeans, skirts, dresses, and slacks can all help to conceal an accident or overflow.
TRY LIGHTER ABSORBENCY PRODUCTS DURING THE DAY
For many individuals with incontinence, the heaviest leakage comes at night. Oftentimes, during the day leakage can be managed with frequent trips to the bathroom. If this method fits with your level of incontinence and lifestyle, you can opt for lighter products during the day. This can decrease the bulkiness of your products making you feel more comfortable.
QUALIFY FOR FREE, HIGH-QUALITY PRODUCTS
Many individuals aren’t aware that insurance may cover the cost of their continence care products. With frequent changes and the potential need for various product types and supplies, costs for managing your incontinence can become a burden. Durable medical equipment suppliers such as Aeroflow Urology are experts in the continence care and insurance space and can help you maximize your insurance benefits to get these needed products at no cost. Aeroflow’s specially trained Continence Care Specialists can also assist you in finding the right type of product to fit your specific needs and lifestyle. To check your eligibility for continence care products through insurance, simply complete their quick qualification form. From there, Aeroflow Urology will contact you to discuss your coverage details.
Don’t let the usage of continence care supplies stop you from living a full and happy life. Implement the tips above to take control of your incontinence today.
This post was sponsored by Aeroflow Urology, a trusted provider of incontinence supplies through insurance. Their team of Continence Care Specialists helps individuals across the country receive free, high-quality products delivered directly to their homes. Learn more about Aeroflow Urology here.