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The Adult Diaper Industry Set to Break Records But Doesn’t Have to be Your Fate with Physical Therapy Help

| Suncoast Post Staff |

The adult diaper industry is developing rapidly and, according to research, it overtook baby diaper sales in the United States in 2020. The aging population has caused the need for adult incontinence products, including adult diapers, to skyrocket in recent years. The diaper market always evolves in innovation and even the aesthetics trying to make this a common part of most aging adults’ wardrobes. This has urged diaper producers to develop new products that provide the best safety and comfort. Not everyone is ready to accept this necessary part of aging and health concerns. The good news is that some of the reasons for adult diapers could be managed through therapies and exercises.

Reasons for Adult Diaper Use Growing

When most people think about adult diapers, they immediately imagine an old adult who has lost control of their bladder because of aging. Many adult diaper buyers are elderly, but incontinence products are also sold to young and middle-aged populations because incontinence can occur at any stage. However, adult diapers are also used by people who do not have bladder problems. In addition to incontinence and disability of the pelvic floor, causing are several different uses for adult diapers.

A pelvic floor is a group of muscles consisting of 3 layers of superficial, intermediary layers, and deep layers. Most pelvic floor muscles are the same in men and women, with only one main difference being one of the superficial muscles that support erectile tissue in men and women. In men, this is the spongiosum vulva muscle; in women, this is the vulvar cavity muscle.

Pelvic Floor Concerns in Women

Usually, women tend to see weaker or less supportive pelvic floor muscle due to factors such as age, hormone changes (menopause), and having children can contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is the right place to start if you experience incontinence symptoms. It is important to make sure you train the right muscles when starting training in the pelvic floor muscle.

Most importantly, remember there is preventative care to help mitigate the need for diapers. Everyone must see a physical therapist on the pelvic floor no matter what, and women should especially see these types of therapists. If you experience an increase in urine urgency or frequency, increased urine leakage, or accidental bladder vacancy, this must be handled by health care providers as soon as possible. Incontinence is common but not normal. After childbirth or other concerns, women will find this type of preventative or rehabilitative care important to their long-term fitness in this area.

Pelvic Floor Concerns in Men

Pelvic floor disorder in men is often diagnosed as prostatitis. It is critical to remember that pelvic floor dysfunction can arise whether prostatitis is present or not. Strain, microorganisms, and/or infection can cause the pelvic floor muscle tissues to elicit a defensive reaction, tightening the muscle mass to defend against the stressor. This may additionally appear in reaction to a mechanical compression which includes prolonged sitting or a right-away trauma to the pelvis (bicycle accident, and so on.) unluckily, the pelvic ground muscle groups may also stay in a hyper-protective or hypertonic state, and this could reason ache because of the tight or spastic muscular tissues.

Adult Diaper Not Only Method of Help Available

Many pelvic floor conditions can be managed and cured without surgery and without having to use adult diaper interventions. Seeing physical therapists (PT) or occupational therapists (OT) trained as pelvic floor therapists can help you better understand your symptoms and design a personalized program to help relieve your pelvic discomfort or pain through -training and strengthening your muscles. Some people will see the pelvic floor therapist only once or twice to assess their strength and flexibility, to get help in learning special exercises and self-care programs (which may include learning to do Kegel exercises correctly), help learn to do kegel exercises correctly, and Receive personalized guidelines to maintain the health of the pelvic floor. Other people may need more sessions to treat their conditions adequately.

Private practitioners such as Lori Blondell in the Sarasota/Bradenton area can meet in the privacy of your home to help with these concerns. Check out Lori’s extensive website HERE and make an appointment to see if her services might be able to help with your concerns.

What to Expect from Initial Consult with Lori

When you come to your initial evaluation with Lori, you must bring your insurance card and driver’s recipe if you have those items. Your initial evaluation is to listen to your worries, what you can’t do and how we can take you there. I will fully judge the body, muscles, joints, and how they work together. I will see your medical history, the prescription drug you face, and how it affects and helps your problems. We will then set a common goal to make you feel what you want.

We will achieve your goals through education, strengthening, stretching, advanced technology, and movements. At the end of every treatment, I will ask how you feel about what we do for that day, what you have learned, and what you will do until we meet again. Entering your treatment in your treatment is very important to me.

While the adult diaper industry might be set for record gains, that doesn’t mean health issues needs to make you a consumer. Many of the incontinency and other pelvic floor concerns that would force you to use adult diapers can be solved through therapies with a trained physical therapist. Find out today if this option is one for you.

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