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Abena S4 Premium Incontinence Briefs offer superior absorption petite individuals dealing with incontinence. Urinary incontinence is one of those things that no one wants but many people get. Suddenly realizing you have no control over when and where you need to relieve yourself, even just partially, can be embarrassing and cause you to feel like less of a person. Despite how it appears, you're still in control of your life, you just need to employ another tool to manage this minor setback. Well, Abena Abri-Form S4 may be the tool you need.
Abena Abri-Form briefs are perfect for the individual dealing with heavy incontinence for several reasons. One of these reasons, the level of absorbency. Absorbent briefs vary in how much fluid they can ultimately retain. Many simply say light, medium, heavy absorbency while others include loaded marketing terms like super, ultra, and plus. The problem with many of these is the fact that they present an idea as to how much they can absorb... without actually telling you anything about their absorption. Abri-Form, however, is different in that it can hold up to 2200mL or just over 2-1/4 quarts of fluid. Considering the average bladder void is anywhere from 250 - 400mL, this brief will keep you dry for 5 - 8 urinations.
Other reasons to purchase this product include the fact that it's comfortable and soft. Since adult briefs may feel a little different at first, comfort is the primary concern. These briefs are also breathable and discreet. They also have a top-dry inner surface so you won't feel wet even after experiencing a flow. In short, you may even forget that you're wearing a pair of disposable briefs because of how comfortable they feel.
While you work with your doctor on developing a plan to tackle your incontinence, you'll need to manage the everyday issues associated with this issue. That's why Abena makes Cleansing Wipes infused with aloe and vitamin e to keep skin moisturized and soft in between cleanings. Plus, these wipes are also free from any dyes, phthalates, or parabens.
Complications from Incontinence
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are three complications associated with incontinence. Ultimately, the best way to identify if you're experiencing any of these complications is through a doctor's diagnosis. This is simply meant to be a brief introduction to each of these complications and does not contain every indication regarding these complications.
There are many kinds of skin problems associated with wearing disposable briefs such as infections, sores, rashes, etc. Many of these problems are due to the wetness of the skin. Prolonged wetness of the skin causes a condition known as maceration. Maceration, according to Healthline, can cause pain, discomfort, slow the healing of wounds, and can make the skin vulnerable to infection. Maceration tends to weaken the skin to such an extent that simple friction from clothing or footwear is enough to break down the skin and expose the tissue beneath. To prevent this, it's recommended to change disposable briefs frequently and allow the skin to the dry. Also, using a product like Carrington Moisture Barrier Cream can help manage areas especially vulnerable to maceration by preventing water from being able to soak into the skin.
Urinary Tract Infections
Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) occur when bacteria has been able to enter the urinary tract and thrive. The most common indications associated with a UTI, according to the Mayo Clinic, are persistent urges to urinate, burning sensation when urinating, frequent passing of small amounts of urine, cloudy urine, the appearance of blood in the urine, stronger urine smells, and pelvic pain (in women). Incontinence helps cause UTIs by providing a moist environment for bacteria to thrive, increasing their chances of migrating to the urethra and thriving. Contacting a doctor once symptoms of a UTI occur is important as certain bacteria strains are more resilient than others and neglecting treatment for these may result in more serious infections over time. However, most of the time, doctors will recommend some kind of antibiotic regiment or simply urge you to drink plenty of water and urinate frequently, allowing the body to resolve the issue itself. it's also recommended to frequently change disposable briefs to prevent bacterial growth around the pelvic area.
Impacts on Your Life
The third and final complication the Mayo Clinic outlines as associated with incontinence is its effect on social, work, and family life. Incontinence can affect your confidence, hinder your performance, and make you feel like you're losing control of your life. The key to dissolving these thoughts is the proper management of incontinence symptoms. Not being able to know whether or not you can make it to the bathroom in the event of an incontinence emergency can prevent you from leaving the house and interacting with others. However, those that can manage their incontinence are not held back by it. Work with your doctor to come up with a plan that's best for you.
Product Features and Benefits
- Heavy Absorbency
- Soft, Comfortable, Discreet
- Breathable for Comfort
- Great Leakage Security
- Tabs with Adhesive and Hook and Loop Closures
- Readjustable to Fit Your Needs
- For the Most Demanding Situation
- Item Number: 43056
- Manufacturer: Abena
- Waist Size: 23-2/4 - 33-1/2 Inches (60 - 85cm)
- Absorbency: 74-2/5 Ounces (2200mL)
- Color: White
- Bleach Indicator: Non-Chlorine Bleached
- Latex Indicator: Latex-Free
Manuals and Documents
- Types of Urinary Incontinence article published by Harvard Medical School.
- Urinary Incontinence: contains information regarding health.
- Maceration: contains information regarding skin health.
- Urinary Tract Infections: contains information regarding skin health.
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