People with medical conditions which cause them to experience urinary or fecal incontinence often require diapers or similar products because they are unable to control their bladders or bowels. Urinary incontinence (UI) is defined as the involuntary release of urine. It’s quite common in men and women past 40 years of age. While it is treatable and not a serious health problem, it can be embarrassing. UI occurs twice as often in women as men, and older women experience UI more often than younger. Apart from aging, People who are bedridden or in wheelchairs, including those with good bowel and bladder control, may also need adult hygiene products because they are unable to access the toilet independently. Those with cognitive impairment, such as dementia, may require adult hygiene products because they may not recognize their need to reach a toilet.
Absorbent incontinence products come in a wide range of types (drip collectors, pads, underwear and adult diapers), each with varying capacities and sizes.