Q1: What size is appropriate for use?
A: All sizes are mentioned on a sizing pack. Usually, the range is:
M 28 – 44 inches L 36 – 60 inches XL 48 – 68 inches
It is advisable to keep the product snug so as to prevent leakages.
Q2: How often should I change the diaper?
A: Usually, each diaper lasts for about 6 hours (Overnight Diapers last for over 12 hours). The diaper can take 2 passes of urine at least; if the diaper is soiled by faeces, then change it immediately. Use the wetness indicator (if your diaper has one) to gauge if a change is required.
Q3: Affixing the diaper.
A: Please ensure that the grip tapes are attached within the landing zone (the plastic band around the waist the front), in case it is Friends Easy, or B.Fit diapers. If the product is Friends Premium or Friends Overnight, then the grip tapes are velcro so it can be attached anywhere. We still recommend the landing zone on the front, for a better, comfortable fit. Please ensure, that you run 2 fingers under the diaper to ensure that the Standing Leg Guards (the leg cuffs) are not crushed and that the diaper is not too tight.
Q4: What is Urine Incontinence? What are the different types of Urine Incontinence?
A: Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control. It is a common and often embarrassing problem. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that's so sudden and strong, you don't get to a toilet in time.
Different types of Incontinence are –
- Stress Incontinence – Urine leaks due to weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissues. It can happen when pressure on your bladder increases — such as when you exercise, laugh, sneeze, or cough.
- Urge Incontinence – This is also called overactive bladder (OAB). In this type, you have an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not get there in time.
- Overflow Incontinence – If you can't empty your bladder, you may have overflow incontinence. This means you may dribble urine.
- Functional Incontinence – Mental or physical problems such as dementia or arthritis prevent you from getting to the bathroom in time.
Q5: How is Urinary Incontinence diagnosed?
A: Some people experience occasional, minor leaks of urine. Others wet their clothes frequently.
Q6: What are the psychological effects of Urine incontinence?
A: The mental and psychological distress that UI can cause to a person affected with this condition can well be imagined. From people edging away from you at parties and social occasions, to sheer contempt of your friends and colleagues
Q7: What are the main causes of Urinary Incontinence amongst adults?
A: Urinary incontinence can also be a persistent condition caused by underlying physical problems or changes, including:
- Changes with age
- Prostate Cancer
Q8: What non-surgical treatments are available for Urine Incontinence?
A: Some non – surgical treatments of Urine Incontinence are –
- Kegel exercises
- Quit smoking
- Cut out caffeine
- Stay hydrated
Q9: Are individuals with Diabetes Mellitus more likely to have Incontinence?
A: Any medical condition that damages the nerves in the urinary bladder and its surroundings are a potential cause of UI. These include:
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Pregnancy and child birth
- Prostate disease and its treatment
- Spinal Injury because of accidents, slipped disc, etc
- Age-related weakness of nerves and muscles of the bladder region
- Cancer of the prostate, bladder, uterus, surrounding bones
- Treatment of cancer through surgery or radiation
Q10: What causes Urinary Incontinence in men?
A: Weak or damaged bladder muscles, overactive bladder muscles, certain prostate conditions, and nerve damage are just some of the possible underlying causes of urinary incontinence in men.
Q11: Can enlarged prostate cause Incontinence?
A: The enlarged prostate presses against and pinches the urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker. Eventually, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty, leaving some urine in the bladder.
Q12: Is male urinary incontinence related to getting older?
A: Incontinence is certainly more common as patients age, but incontinence can be seen in children, adolescence and adults, both male and female.
Q13: Do all men eventually get it?
A: Urology specialists point out that every other male older than 50 years of age is likely to have a prostate enlargement that requires medical intervention. In medical parlance, this is known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).