The older we get the likelihood of experiencing incontinence increases. Unfortunately, women can be affected twice as much than men. According to webmd.com, as many as 6 out of 10 middle-aged or older women report having any incontinence while as many as two of those women experience incontinence on a daily basis. Compare this to approximately 4 out of 10 older men report any incontinence with only one reporting daily incontinence. Adult briefs can help us deal with this growing problem as we age.
With all the different brands available to consumers today, what is the best option to fit your lifestyle? A brief is a garment that differs slightly than a pull up in that it has tabs on the side where a pull up slides on like conventional underwear. The benefit of briefs is there are more options than with a typical pull up. Some of these options are:
These briefs are very popular since they make less noise than those with plastic backing. A good example is the Medline FitRight Plus Cloth Like Adult Briefs . They are available in sizes 32 “-69 “and are refastenable.
|Medline FitRight Plus Cloth Like Adult Briefs|
For overnight use, these briefs can be more absorbent but also bulky. Someone who might need the extra absorbency may choose to wear this during the daytime also. The Tranquility ATN (All-Through-the-Night) Disposable Brief is designed for peace of mind and an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
|Tranquility ATN All-Through-the-Night Disposable Brief|
Typically worn during the daytime and are a little less absorbent in order to be inconspicuous under our clothing. They can be labeled heavy to light for absorbency so you can choose which fits your need. One option is the First Quality Prevail Breezers Adult Briefs which provides an improved fit and better performance. For moderate to heavy absorbency, the Tena Super Adult Disposable Incontinence Briefs are even suitable for fecal protection.
|Prevail Breezers Adult Briefs - Ultimate Absorbency||Tena Super Briefs-High Absorbency|
For those that may need a larger waist size, these are tailored for plus size individuals. The Covidien Kendall Wings Bariatric Adult Briefs are available up to a 95 inch waist size.
|Covidien Wings Super Quilted Bariatric Adult Briefs|
These briefs have tabs that can be removed and fastened again. This feature can be found on many quality briefs.
An economical option, these can only be fastened once and then discarded.
Many options are available for every type of incontinence patient and caregiver. Explore your options and live life with peace of mind!!
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Kevin Cleary has been a Health Products For You contributor for many years and has a degree in marketing. His health and wellness journey has a very personal meaning and has guided him in his content writing for HPFY.
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