Disposable bed pads, often referred to generically as chux, are very popular multipurpose surface protectors for those who like to have ease of use. Washable and reusable underpads are most popular with family caregivers as they stay in place better than disposable pads and save money over time.
A common bladder problem is called Overactive Bladder (OAB), or Urgency Urinary Incontinence (UUI). If you feel a strong urge to urinate even when your bladder isn't full, your incontinence might be related to overactive bladder, sometimes called urge incontinence.
Several types of treatment are available for stress incontinence. Treatment includes a wide range of options from lifestyle changes to medications, nonsurgical treatments, and in more severe cases, surgery to correct the urethra and pelvic floor.
The diagnosis and treatment for each type of incontinence is categorized by the differences in symptoms that leads to the loss of urination control. Stress incontinence occurs when the urethral sphincter or the pelvic floor muscles have been weakened or damaged, and thus cannot dependably hold in urine.