It is estimated that 1 out of every 20 people in the total population experience incontinence at some point in their lives. The condition can be embarrassing, expensive and often uncomfortable.
Many studies over the years have analysed the impact of incontinence on mental wellbeing. One specific study in 2013 set out to explore the relationship between mental health and incontinence. The study revealed that three specific psychosocial aspects of urinary incontinence can affect mental health. These aspects were living with incontinence, management of incontinence and attitudes about incontinence. It was concluded that an increased awareness of the major psychosocial issues that can influence incontinence and mental health may contribute to a better management of the condition. Physiologically unpleasant for individuals, incontinence can be emotionally demeaning, decreasing self-concept and perceived body image. In addition to this study, an internet survey in January 2013 set out to investigate the relationship between female urinary incontinence and the happiness of individuals. This involved an analysis comparing those with incontinence and those without incontinence to determine whether any differences in wellbeing were modified by demographic factors, specific wellbeing domain or exercise. Two thousand four hundred and three women completed the survey; 1203 who reported having incontinence and 1200 who reported never being incontinent. The results showed that lower well-being is observed in those with incontinence. Lifestyle heavily influences well-being, and those with incontinence who exercise less frequently or have sex infrequently are especially likely to report lower well-being. Wellbeing decreases as a function of the indirect measures of the severity of incontinence.
The truth is that you do not have to give up living an active lifestyle simply because you have incontinence. Although incontinence is unpleasant, there are things you can do to make the condition easier to manage. The products available in the market for managing incontinence are improving rapidly, with greater variety and features than ever before. Many people become discouraged from wearing incontinence products as they are scared of being uncomfortable, or are worried about the product being noticed by other people. The solution to this is investing in incontinence products that are designed to feel like normal underwear and are as discreet as possible. Using products that allow you to stay active and live your ideal lifestyle can improve your overall wellbeing.
Attends Pull Ons are an example of a range of products that are designed just like normal underwear and allow you to stay active with incontinence. Designed with an elasticated waistband, you can move around freely during use. Attends Pull Ons can be pulled up and down like normal underwear. With the pants, you can forget about incontinence and feel just like you are wearing normal underwear. Attends Pull-Ons can be used for both bladder and bowel weakness. The products range from Pull-Ons 3 for very light conditions to Pull-Ons 8 for more heavy/severe incontinence. Providing a slim profile, Attends Pull Ons are discreet, allowing you to maintain your dignity and confidence.
What are the main benefits of wearing Attends Pull Ons?
> Textile-feel waterproof back sheet for improved comfort. The technology in the material of the back sheet ensures it is waterproof, whilst also having a soft and comfortable texture.
> Wide breathable elasticated waistband. The elasticated waistband provides improved comfort for the wearer, giving the wearer an increased feeling of freedom. A wide elastic panel in the waistband and soft leg elastics provide optimum comfort.
> Tear away sides. Tear away sides allow easy removal, saving time and serving as useful for those with a busy lifestyle.
> Curved leg elastics. Elasticated legs provide improved fit and reduced risk of leaks. You can also stay active and move
> Coloured elastics help to indicate the back of the product.
> Wetness indicator. The wetness indicator informs you of when the product needs changing, ensuring you stay dry and comfortable throughout the day.
> Super absorbent core. The superabsorbent core provides improved leakage protection.
> Latex Free. The products are latex free to ensure your skin does not become irritated or damaged during use.
> Odour Protection System. A special odour protection system locks any unpleasant smells inside the product.
> Anatomically shaped product for bladder and bowel weakness.
> Flexible fit and breathable back sheet for healthy skin.