Moderate and overflow incontinence is when the bladder does not empty completely, and a moderate dribble of urine occurs. The problem is common with men who have prostate problems, but it also affects women.
Moderate incontinence can happen when you have no urge to go to the toilet. The unexpected dribble is overflow because your bladder has not emptied, this is usually caused by a blockage of some kind. In men, the problem is linked to the prostrate, which stops all of the bladder emptying. Overflow incontinence is less prevalent in women, and if a woman does suffer from overflow incontinence, then it is usually because the muscles in the bladder are weakening, from life events such as childbirth or the menopause.
Moderate and overflow incontinence can be managed by a range of products from incontinence pads and pull up pants.
Incontinence pads are an effective way to manage your overflow and moderate incontinence. They are discreet and can be worn with your regular underwear. They are available in a range of sizes, absorbencies and some products are specifically designed to fit a man’s and women’s body shape.
Pull up incontinence pants are made to be worn in place of your normal underwear. They offer protection at the waist and legs to prevent leakages. The advancements in technology mean that pull up pants are available that are specially designed to fit either a women’s or a man’s body. Unisex pants are also available, and all pull up pants come in a range of sizes and absorbencies.