Various solutions
for urinary
incontinence

Nowadays, there are several solutions to help overcome urinary incontinence

Protective pads

Productive pads

Single-use ID pads will allow you to feel secure and confident when carrying out your daily activities. Nowadays there are several models to suit all body shapes and all kinds of urinary incontinence.

What are the pads made of?

Product composition
The pad consists of multiple layers:
  • A non-woven topsheet: soft and dermatologically tested, for maximum comfort, as it is in direct contact with the skin.
  • An acquisition layer: to help the urine pass quickly into the absorbent core pad, and maintain dryness during wear.
  • An absorbent core pad: cellulose fibers are mixed together with super-absorbent particles which retain the liquid and convert it to a “gel” for a dry and secure fit. It also helps prevent unpleasant odours.
  • A Backsheet: in soft cotton feel material, which is waterproof and therefore holds the absorbed liquid in and avoids leakages. The white ID backsheet is a guarantee of maximum discretion.
  • On the higher absorbant products of the range, and/or for faecal incontinence, elastified leg cuffs secure the product, preventing leakage and giving maximum comfort.

A large scale of absorption is proposed in the ID range to cover light to heavy incontinence, with solutions adapted for each individual need. Absorption guides are found on the packs, and can be identified through colour coding, absorption name, and a droplets system (as the number of drops increases, so does the level of incontinence that is supported):

Packaging








The number of pieces in a pack is mentioned on the bottom right hand side, at the front of each pack.

The full range is dermatologically tested to minimise skin irritations for the user.

The benefits of each ID product is shown on the packs using various pictures:

Benefits
Designed by Experts, ID products allow you to confidently lead a normal life.



For the best absorbency and comfort you should go through three stages to choose the best pad for you:

1. Choose the most suitable product

There is a wide range of products, designed for each situation.

  • Small pads for light incontinence
  • Small, comfortable, discreet pads for everyday use
  • Absorbent underwear for light to moderate incontinence
  • Pants suitable for active people: flexible and anatomically shaped for greatest comfort.
  • Anatomically shaped pads and adult diapers for moderate to heavy incontinence
  • These products are best suited to people with limited mobility, or invalids.


2. Choose the best absorbency for you

All products are available in different absorbencies.
You don’t need to choose the highest absorbency, just the one that’s best for you: a thicker pad isn’t necessarily more effective.


3. Choose the right size

It’s essential to choose the right size, to make sure that it fits the body’s curves perfectly and gives maximum protection.

Look at the table below to find your size.
Size Waist Size
ID Pants ID Slip
Extra small XS 50-70 cm (20-28 inch) 40-70 cm (16-28 inch)
Small S 60-90 cm (24-36 inch) 50-90 cm (20-36 inch)
Medium M 80-120 cm (32-47 inch) 80-125 cm (32-49 inch)
Large L 100-145 cm (40-57 inch) 115-155 cm (45-61 inch)
Extra large XL 130-170 cm (51-67 inch) 120-170 cm (47-67 inch)

Thanks to ID incontinence products, you can be totally confident and happy about leading a normal social life.

Retraining methods

  • Retraining by changing how often you urinate will help you get back your natural urination reflexes.
  • Pelvic floor training helps you to strengthen and control your pelvic floor muscles.
  • Retraining with intermittent catheterisation, to “decompress” the bladder if you suffer from urinary retention, or with regular catheterisation if you have a “lazy” bladder or a neurological disorder.

Medical treatment

There are some drugs that will help reduce bladder contractions.
Hormone treatment may help to reduce urinary problems linked with menopause.
Finally, if you have a urinary tract infection with urinary incontinence, antibiotic treatment can help with this.

Surgery

In some cases, surgery may be necessary. This usually consists of raising or supporting the bladder.

The most common operations are:
  • Urethral sling procedure: a sling is created using synthetic material or tissue from your own body, to support the neck of the bladder.
  • Urethral tape procedure: a less invasive and increasingly successful version of the previous one.
  • Laparoscopic colposuspension,to reposition the bladder neck within the abdomen.
  • Fitting an artificial sphincter.
  • Nerve stimulation, stimulation and fitting a pacemaker for the sacral nerve (which has a key role in controlling the bladder and intestines). This treatment is for urge incontinence.
  • Injecting bulking agents such as collagen into the bladder muscles or urethra, to make them more elastic. The operation needs to be repeated regularly since the substances injected are absorbed into the body.
  • Bladder wall injections:this consists of injecting botulinum toxin or similar into the muscles of the bladder wall, to reduce contractions.

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