Disposable Underwear for Swimming
August 4, 2020
Summer is finally here! Along with warm weather and sunny days come pool outings, beach trips, and other water fun. For those that love to swim, bowel incontinence might seem like a barrier to enjoying a favorite activity. However, thanks to Tranquility Products’ Swimmates® disposable swimwear, it does not have to be.
Perks of Swimmates®
According to International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, about 25 percent of men and women over 40 years old experience fecal incontinence. Standard adult diapers and incontinence pads should not be used for swimming, as they will become bloated with water and could cause waste to leak into the pool.
However, Swimmates® Disposable Swimwear is an underwear-style product that is specifically made for immersion. Disposable swimwear has many benefits that will remedy your concerns:
- They are worn subtly under a bathing suit by both men and women, so your bowel incontinence stays private.
- Kufguards® (inner leg cuffs) help contain bowel incontinence, keeping the pool and bathing suit clean.
- The product is designed to have minimal swelling and does not break apart in water.
- This swimwear is disposable, so there is no need to clean an undergarment or swimsuit after an episode.
- Tear-away seams make removal and disposal easy.
All of these features were designed with your comfort in mind. Customer B.F. from Wharton, OH wrote, “These products are by far the most ‘freedom-giving’ and really give me my life back. Free to be active, to travel, to swim again… without being wet or leaking.” You don’t need to worry that anything will interfere with your exercise, your enjoyment or your privacy with Swimmates® Disposable Swimwear.
The benefits of swimming with incontinence
Even if swimming is not part of your current exercise routine, it might be a good idea to add it to your routine. Swimming can be an excellent way to get physical activity without putting extra strain on the pelvic region. Other exercises such as crunches, double leg raises or weightlifting require the participant to bear down, which increases the risk of an accident. Since swimming lifts your chest, lengthens the spine and does not require that you bear down, it can actually help reduce incontinence symptoms.
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