LIVING WITH INCONTINENCE
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It is recommended to change your pad every 4-6 hours or when it feels wet. Wearing an incontinence pad for too long can cause accidental leakage and skin irritation.
TENA offers a wide range of products to suit any level of bladder leakage. Try our Product Finder to get a personalised product recommendation based on how much liquid you are leaking, how often you are leaking throughout the day and what type of products you are currrently using.
TENA Pads have been thoroughly tested to protect you from leaks during normal wear.
Leaks can occur due to a variety of reasons:
All TENA Pads have Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP) that absorbs liquids and locks it deep within the pad, keeping you feeling dry. The SAP is also pH-balanced to neutralise ammonia in urine, which is the cause of bladder leak related odours.
No - period pads are not good to use for bladder leaks. Period pads are designed to absorb a slow, seeping, viscous fluid, whereas incontinence products manage the faster, thinner flow of urine. Incontinence pads lock liquid away to prevent odours from developing and keeping the skin’s surface dry. Period pads also don't have odour control technology for urine.
You may choose period products because they're cheaper than incontinence products. However, considering many incontinence liners will absorb more than a small sanitary pad, the savings don’t really add up. You’ll likely need to use many more period products to manage your incontinence compared to purpose-made products.