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Urinary Catheter Supplies for Better Incontinence Management

Urinary Incontinence is the "unintentional release of urine at any time." This type of incontinence is a very common health concern amongst all age groups. There are several different kinds of incontinence, such as stress incontinence, which is caused due to excessive pressure on the bladder.

Risk factors for Urinary Incontinence

  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Female Anatomy
  • Weak Bladder Muscles
  • Spina Bifida

How to Manage Urine Incontinence?

It is always recommended to seek professional advice to manage urinary incontinence. Your doctor will provide the best advice, diagnosis and offer effective treatment plans. Your physician will recommend incontinence pads, urinary catheters, and other urinary supplies, which are readily available at Adult Diapers & Chux.

When it comes to managing your incontinence issues, ADC gives you plenty of options. We provide our customers with the best quality incontinence products for a better, more discreet, convenient, comfortable, and leak-proof lifestyle. In essence, you may find a product or a combination of incontinence products at ADC that will reinstate the sense of independence and freedom again.

Bladder Control Products at Adult Diaper & Chux

1. Incontinence Catheters

A catheter is used to empty the bladder when it is naturally impossible for the patient to do so. Additionally, a drainage bag is also used to collect the urine. In cases where a person has undergone surgery and finds it difficult to urinate themselves, catheters are considered a very viable option. The purpose of catheterization is to offer easy urination when it is difficult for the patient to do so in a natural manner.

2. Drainage Bags

A drainage bag gathers urine from a catheter. Usually, there is a tube that connects the catheter to the drainage bag, and these drain tubes help the process of catheterization. There are several different types, sizes, and shapes of drainage bags available with ADC. Drainage bags hold between a quarter to two pints of liquid, largely depending on the size and shape of the drain bag, which must be emptied from time to time.

3. Lubricating Gels

The urethra has a flat convoluted tube-like structure with epithelial folds that make it prone to trauma during catheter insertion. Subsequently, both men and women are prone to friction which may cause discomfort during cathing and even afterward. In such a case, proper lubrication is essential for easy and pain-free insertion. Lubricating gels available at ADC are beneficial in providing the crucial lubrication and sloppiness required.

4. Adult Diapers

Briefs and incontinence pads are yet another viable option to manage incontinence without much trouble. You can find various types of incontinence pads depending on the level of protection you require.

5. Leg Bags

A urinary leg bag holds urine that drains from your catheter. It fits well underneath clothes and allows the patient to live a normal day. When attached either below the knees or to the thighs, the leg bag enables the patient to move around easily. Since the pouch is placed discreetly underneath the clothes, it offers better comfort to the patient. Urine leg bags are directly attached to Foley Catheters or External Condom Catheters.

Buying Guide for Urinary Incontinence Supplies

It is extremely important to pick the best-suited incontinence supplies to effectively manage urinary incontinence at the earliest. Therefore, ADC brings you an exclusive buying guide for choosing the right incontinence supplies for elderly. There are certain features to look for while purchasing urinary products-

Buying Catheters

  1. Catheter Type: There are dozens of varied types of catheters available in the market; however, you will want to buy the one that fulfills all your needs and requirements. Whether you want a penile clamp or a male catheter will depend on the kind of lifestyle you live.
  2. Catheter Material: Catheters come in a plethora of materials such as latex, non-latex, PVC, silicone, and rubber, to name a few. The flexibility and feasibility of the catheters depend on the material used to manufacture the catheter. Additionally, the tip of the catheter also plays an important part in its flexibility.
  3. Sterilized Products: Insertion of catheters or other urinary supplies into the body can lead to the introduction of microbes inside a person's reproductive organs. Sterile products prevent any chances of contamination and infection that may arise due to catheterization.
  4. Durability: Disposable catheters are single-use urinary supplies where the reusable catheters can be used over and over again after washing them thoroughly after every use.
  5. Length: Anatomical differences between men and women lead to them using different sizes of the catheters. French size is comparative to the circumference, in millimeters, of the catheter. "French" or "FR" is roughly equal to 0.33 millimeters, which converts to .013 inch or 1/77 inch in diameter. The average catheter size for adult men, women, and children is listed below, respectively-
  • 14FR to 16FR
  • 10FR to 12FR
  • 6FR to 10FR

Buying Drainage Bags

  1. Type: Each type of drain bag serves a different purpose. For instance, Leg Bags are exclusively used with Foley Catheters and External Condom Catheters. Patients with an active lifestyle often consider buying leg bags. Similarly, the Bedside Bags, which are comparatively larger than Leg Bags, offer overnight protection. Additionally, the Nephrostomy Drain Bags help to drain urine to collect in a small bag located outside of the body.
  2. Features: Some of the most important features to look for in a drain bag are - Patient Convenience, Cost-Effective, Flexible tubing, and drainage valve type.
  3. Shape: Adult Diaper and Chux offer Triangle Shape Drainage Bags, Teardrop Shape, and Oval Shape Drain Bags to efficiently manage urinary incontinence.
  4. Drainage Bags Accessories: ADC offers leg straps, hook hangers, waist belts, and other accessories for better usage of drainage bags. You get everything you need in one place.
  5. Capacity: Lastly, it is crucial to pay heed to how much urine your drain bag can hold at one time. Depending on your need, you can choose a drain bag that contains fluids-

Where to buy Urinary Products online?

Make Adult Diapers and Chux your one-stop shop for all the incontinence management supplies and get exciting deals and guaranteed reward dollars on every purchase. These products are manufactured by our leading brands such as Bard Inc, Coloplast, Cardinal Health, and many others. Place your order today!

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