Around 13% of men are affected by urinary incontinence. There are a number of solutions to help sufferers live a normal work and social life, as well as living a carefree and active lifestyle.
Pads are a rather common product used by thousands of people suffering from incontinence. They are simply fixed to existing underwear with two sticky fasteners at the front and back, and the most recent design is comfortable in all situations.
Do companies make male incontinence pads?
You may not think that the male anatomy would allow for adequate protection, but pads are actually very effective in capturing and locking away liquid.
The Holistic Incontinence range of pads is unisex and come in different sizes to match different body shapes. When worn properly, you will find that you will receive the right amount of protection for your condition.
There are male versions available in shops and online. Often they are a very similar design in different (more ‘manly’) packaging. We simply endeavour to deliver you effective pads, so when you’re looking at our products, don’t be afraid to select unisex pads.
One very useful product in our range is the specially designed underwear to be used in conjunction with incontinence pads. This underwear is designed for the male body for maximum comfort, while washable to avoid odour or discolouration.
How absorbent are male incontinence pads for men?
Our range of pads can hold over 800ml of liquid, which is the equivalent of a very full bladder, so depending on your level of incontinence, you can be sure that you will be protected for some time – day or night.
Such absorbent pads are achieved with the latest dual layer anti-leak protection. Guards prevent seepage, while the high-quality superior absorbent core materials quickly lock away liquid and odour.
Where can I purchase male incontinence pads discretely?
In the Holistic Incontinence online store.
We understand that many people prefer a discreet way to shop for incontinence aids. Once you have placed your order, you can be sure that your product will be shipped in discreet packaging, so you don’t have to worry about friends, family, colleagues or post office staff knowing what you have just had delivered.
Shopping in the Holistic Incontinence online store also makes shopping for incontinence products very affordable, with great bulk pricing. And before you commit to a style and size, it’s worth sampling the product for a fraction of the price.
Ordering online will mean that you won’t have to visit a store in person. We don’t think you should feel uncomfortable or embarrassed, but we know that’s what many of our customers feel. That’s why we will continue to stay discreet.
Male incontinence pads are a very common and effective way to manage incontinence. For more, feel free to speak to our staff through online chat or chat with your GP.
To order, visit our online store.
Over 5 million Australians experience incontinence. That number is expected to increase as the population grows older, and as more people become comfortable enough to visit a healthcare professional to receive a urinary or bowel incontinence diagnosis.
We believe that each of these 5 million people, and those who may suffer from incontinence in the future should be informed about both incontinence as a condition and the various ways to live a normal life with it.
Many people control their incontinence by wearing Adult Pull Ups. They are similar to adult diapers that are ‘pulled up’ similar like regular underwear. Pull ups are super-absorbent and are suitable for heavy urinary incontinence and moderate faecal movements.
Unfortunately, there are some prejudices about Adult Pull Ups. Here we address three of the most common.
While it is true that many children use pull ups, adult pull ups are significantly different. Many brands of child pull ups are designed for children who are yet to master toilet training, therefore the ability to hold a large amount of liquid for a longer period of time isn’t necessary.
In addition, it is socially acceptable for children to wear pull ups, so their design doesn’t have to be as discrete and since the range of Holistic Incontinence Adult Pull Ups are for adult use in everyday life, including professional and social situations, they are designed differently to ensure maximum discretion.
We hope society overcomes this social prejudice.
It’s quite common for people to imagine a baby’s nappy when they think of adult pull ups – a lot of padding in the wearer’s pants that can be seen from a mile away. This mental image couldn’t be further from the truth!
Technology and design have come a long way. Now you can barely tell that someone is wearing adult pull ups. The super-absorbent core, which locks away liquid and odour quickly, is only millimetres thick and doesn’t need to be any thicker.
A lot of work has been put in to designing comfortable adult pull ups that are both super-absorbent and nonrestrictive during daily activities.
Our pull ups are worn just like regular underwear, and they are made with high quality materials, meaning that you can go about your day without realising you’re wearing pull ups.
We also understand that you may still feel nervous or embarrassed to use adult pull ups but we believe that the right incontinence management solution is less embarrassing than the effects of using the wrong product for your condition.
For more on what’s right for you, please contact the Holistic Incontinence team, or speak with your GP or a healthcare professional.
There are a number of reasons why incontinence pads are one of the most popular products when it comes to managing light-to-moderate incontinence.
Users find that they are discrete since they are easily used in combination with regular underwear or with our specially designed Allusive Flex underwear. All you have to do is fix the pad to existing underwear with the two sticky tabs at the front and back of the pad.
Pads also allow users to continue to enjoy an active lifestyle because they aren’t restricted by bulkier underwear, while each pad is made from soft breathable materials to keep the user feeling more comfortable for longer while engaged in high-intensity activity.
They are just a couple of reasons why one might choose incontinence pads, but here are three facts that you might not have known.
Incontinence pads are super-absorbent
You might be surprised to read that the range of Allusive Incontinence Pads can lock away 800mls to 1000mls of liquid. That’s up to one litre!
A healthy person’s bladder can generally hold up to 400mls during the day and up to 800mls overnight. This means that each pad can easily hold the contents of a full bladder.
That impressive capacity can only be achieved by using high quality superior absorbent core materials. In addition, our range of pads feature 3D body contouring anti-leak guards that work to lock away liquid, odour and bacteria. These features make pads suitable for day and night protection from urinary and bowel incontinence.
Incontinence pads are environmentally friendly
Our pads, including the unique range of cotton Allusive Flex underwear, are designed to be reused time and time again. Simply follow the instructions that come with your product.
This reusable quality means that a user won’t have to buy replacement incontinence pads as regularly as some other products available on the market, therefore reducing landfill and emissions that come with manufacture.
Holistic Incontinence Pads are cost effective
Because you can reuse our incontinence pads over and over again, you will save a lot of money when managing incontinence compared to disposable pads.
It’s also worth noting that although spills are avoided nearly every time thanks to the 3D body contours in each pad, leakages can happen. While regular underwear may look, feel and even smell permanently soiled, our specially designed breathable cotton underwear is made to work with the user to manage light-to-moderate incontinence.
At Holistic Incontinence, we are proud to offer very affordable incontinence management solutions at highly competitive prices, and you will find that when bought in bulk – like the 180 pack available in our online store – you’ll find that incontinence pads are even more cost effective.
We also offer two-piece trail packs, so you can be sure that you are happy with our products before you commit to buying a lot more.
For more facts on Incontinence Pads and to see if they are right for you, feel free to chat with our friendly Holistic Incontinence staff in live chat or consult your healthcare professional.
Regardless of whether you suffer from incontinence, care for a loved one with incontinence, or work as a carer of someone with symptoms of incontinence, it’s a good idea to let a bit more about the various incontinence products that are available on the market.
Each product in the Holistic Incontinence range is specially designed for a particular use. Some products focus on holding liquid, some aim at integrating discreetly into your everyday life and others help carers work with people who may not be able to use a product by themselves.
Keep reading as we look deeper into four incontinence products that you should learn more about from the Holistic Incontinence range.
Heavy Pull Up Pants are worn like regular underwear and are designed for heavy urinary and moderate faecal incontinence. Built in elastic cupping in the groin area prevents faecal matter from moving into unwelcome areas.
The high-quality core materials lock away moisture and odour quickly, with a super-absorbent layer that will help to keep the pants performing at their best, with a low chance of bacterial breakouts even whilst laying down, making Heavy Pull Up Pants ideal for day and night wear.
Unlike some styles on the market, Holistic Incontinence’s pull up pants offer a strong and breathable wrap around band with easy to use tear off seams to improve application and removal by the wearer or carer.
Slip Brief Diapers are designed with strong re-fastenable tabs that are ideal for anyone who receives help from a carer.
These diapers are made from high-performance, medical grade material that can be used for heavy bladder and bowel incontinence ( 2L capacity ). Liquid is locked away in dual-layer, anti-leak guards in all stages of a wearer’s day. When worn correctly, the user will be protected from spills whist sitting, standing or laying down – perfect for those with low mobility.
Similar to Pull Ups, elastic cupping is featured in the groin to separate urine and faecal matter.
A more discrete option, Incontinence Pads are worn with existing underwear. Simply secure the pad to the underwear material with the sticky fastening points at the front and back.
They are perfect for users with light-to-moderate incontinence; each pad able to lock away up to 1L. 3D contouring anti-leak guards ensure that leakages are avoided while superior absorbent core materials quickly minimize odour and bacterial breakouts.
The larger design allows your skin to breathe, and many users report that they can continue to stay active when using Incontinence Pads.
Adult diapers, adult nappies, all-in-ones and pull-ups ( they’re all essentially the same thing with some subtle differences ) are starting to trend online.
We’re starting to notice more traffic on the Holistic Incontinence website and we believe it’s due to a number of reasons – our aging population, improved technology and the NDIS.
1 in 7 Australians are aged 65 and older
That means that there are approximately 3.7 million Aussies who are 65+.
Yes, it is true that older people are more likely to suffer from incontinence in some form, but age isn’t a cause of incontinence. The condition is often caused by another condition.
For example, prostate issues are a common cause of incontinence in men, and a man is more likely to suffer from prostate issues at a more mature age.
As you get older, mobility can start to become an issue. And while a person might be able to hold their bladder, they might not be able to make their way to a bathroom in time.
They are just a couple of examples and as Australia’s population gets older, more people are likely to suffer from incontinence – not because if their age, but because of conditions that present themselves at an older age.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the number of people 65+ will double over the next 40 years, so we are expecting the numbers of people looking for incontinence solutions to increase in decades to come.
Accessibility has improved
A common reason why many people don’t treat their incontinence is because they are too embarrassed to talk to someone about it, or they don’t want to be seen walking around the shops buying adult diapers.
We would love to see that stigma disappear soon, but it’s why we developed our online store in the way we did. Every part of the process is discreet, so you can receive a delivery and no one will know that it’s a box of adult diapers.
Advancements in technology, like this example, is another reason why “adult diapers” are trending online.
Also, while we don’t condone self-diagnosis online, it has helped incontinence sufferers to research and take the first step to do something about it. If you do have any concerns, please chat with your GP.
Diapers are more affordable
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has made adult diapers more affordable and as a result, people who once couldn’t afford adult diapers now can.
This fact, coupled with the Holistic Incontinence savings when you buy in bulk, has increased the number of people buying and using adult diapers.
For more information about incontinence and the right product for you, talk with your GP or get in touch with us at Holistic Incontinence. Also, it’s worth checking in from time to time to see any new additions to our range.Don’t forget that we offer samples so you can be sure that you are buying the right adult diaper. See the collection in the Holistic Incontinence online store.
In our online store, you’ll find ‘bed pads’ listed as ‘underpads’ simply because, although they are most commonly used with bedding, they can also be used in a number of situations.
What are bed pads?
Bed pads are placed under the fitted bed sheet, between the sheet and the mattress. The idea is that when the user experiences a moment of urinary incontinence, wetness is absorbed by the pad, therefore protecting the mattress.
You may be familiar with that… Now, here are five facts that nobody told you about bed pads.
4.8 million Australians will need bed pads
At some point in their life, 4.8 million Australians will suffer from incontinence. The reasons will vary – some women will suffer incontinence after childbirth, some men will have prostate issues and become incontinent and many others will experience incontinence for reasons other than those mentioned.
Of these 4.8 million Australians, the majority will require a bed pad.
Bed pads are designed to keep the user clean and dry
We’ve touched on how bed pads work – they absorb moisture but that’s not all.
Bed pads have a dual-purpose; the second is to keep the user clean and dry, meaning that the user will be able to sleep without the discomfort of sleeping in a wet bed. By wicking away moisture, the user will also wake up cleaner in the morning.
Holistic Incontinence’s bed pads have a unique design
How does a bed pad wick away urine?
Each Holistic Incontinence bed pad features a unique channelling system that’s scientifically designed to quickly disperse and absorb any accidents that you may experience.
A super soft layer keeps the user dry and comfortable, while the unique channelling grid locks away liquid.
They also have a handy tabs to help secure the underpad to the bed.
Bed pads are just one solution
Many of us will suffer incontinence during the night and a bed pad might be all you need to help. For others, especially users with heavy incontinence, they may need to combine another Holistic Incontinence product like pull-ups, all-in-ones or pads with an underpad.
The latter option may help minimize the impact incontinence has on a mattress.
Bed pads are rather cost-effective
For the average person, a mattress can last around ten years, however when exposed to urine night after night, the mattress will eventually become stained and may start to smell, meaning that your mattress will have a shorter lifespan.
When applied properly, bed pads will help to reduce the chance of urine making its way through to the mattress; therefore prolong the life of your bed. The smaller cost of buying underpads regularly will be cheaper than buying a new mattress regularly.
Also, when bought through the Holistic Incontinence online store, you can take advantage of our already competitive prices, which make incontinence solutions even more affordable.
Bed pads can also help to protect other pieces of furniture like couches and lounge chairs. To see what solution is best for you, speak to the friendly Holistic Incontinence team.
The term ‘incontinence’ refers to involuntary urination or defecation, and we’re starting to see an increase in Australia.
Holistic Incontinence provide a large range of solutions from pads to all-in-one nappies or diapers, to pull-ups. The right one for you depends on many factors, like your lifestyle, body size and symptoms.
Adult Incontinence in Australia is more common than you think.
Right now in Australia, there are over 4.8 million people living with incontinence.
There are many reasons why you might develop symptoms. Despite popular belief, old age is not a cause. A large number of older Australians do suffer incontinence but there are several medical reasons why.
Childbirth is the most is the most common cause in women, with 1 in 3 experiencing the loss of bladder control.
Prostate issues and surgery is a cause in many men.
Diseases like multiple sclerosis, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease are known to cause incontinence.
Disability or memory problems are other contributors. A lack of mobility may prevent someone from using a toilet in time, while dementia can effect sufferers in other ways.
1 in 100 adults never achieve bladder control at night.
Incontinence solutions come in many types and sizes.
As you have read, incontinence can affect almost anyone in different ways, therefore many solutions have been developed.
Perhaps the most common solution, pads are placed within your existing underwear. Allusive Flexi Pads from Holistic Incontinence can absorb approx. 800ml of liquid, meaning they’re best for urinary incontinence. Simply fix the pad to your underwear to prevent it moving around.
Pads + Underwear
Another option is a special kind of pad underwear specially developed to be used with pads. Male and female designs allow a comfortable fit, and unlike regular underwear, the cotton underwear is made to be reused many times over.
Most commonly known as nappies or diapers, all-in-ones may be best for heavy urinary and bowel incontinence. The design is typical of common diapers which fit around the waist. They come in a number of sizes to fit both smaller and larger builds.
A lot like All-in-ones, pullups are worn like regular underwear that extends to the hips to offer greater confidence and peace of mind.
Anti-leak guards and a higher waistband help to minimise leakage, odour and bacteria, making pullups ideal for urinary and bowel incontinence.
Buying online is easy and discreet.
If you do suffer from incontinence, you may experience a range of emotions. Many people are embarrassed to visit a store in person.
Holistic Incontinence offers a user friendly online store, where you can sample new products, to find the right style for you. Once you’ve found what you need, ordering and reordering is simple and convenient. Simply select the style and it’ll be shipped in no time!
Incontinence doesn’t mean you have to give up the life you love.
Holistic Incontinence can help you with advice and support, and they offer a large range of products in the online store.
Holistic Incontinence is proud to be an approved provider for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
The independent statutory agent is the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) whose main role is to support a better life for hundreds of thousands of Australians with a significant or permanent disability for their families and carers that is implemented through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).Read More