Frequently Asked Questions
On this page you can find the answers to many questions. If the answer to your question is not listed here, please contact us via our contact page, or call 088-2208822.
- Q. Are Attends products latex free? +
Yes, all Attends disposable incontinence products are latex-free .
- Q. Are Attends products reusable? +
Attends products are designed for one of use. However Attends fixation pants are washable.
- Q. Do I need to adapt my lifestyle? +
A healthy lifestyle may play a supportive role in preventing and lessening some bladder problems. Doctors say getting regular physical activity and doing pelvic floor exercises can reduce stress incontinence, the leakage caused by coughing, laughing, or sneezing. Smoking less, or, even better, stop smoking altogether will reduce extensive coughing which also has an effect on bladder weakness.
- Q. Do pelvic floor exercises really help? +
Yes, pelvic floor exercises make a difference, especially for stress incontinence. Look here for a number of exercises that can be done daily .
- Q. Does incontinence only affect older people? +
Young people, both men and women, can be affected by bladder weakness, for a variety of reasons. Although there are several aspects of aging (menopause and prostate conditions) which can have an effect on bladder health.
- Q. How often should I pee? +
Most people urinate between six and eight times a day. But if you're drinking plenty, it's not abnormal to go as many as 10 times a day. You may also pee more often if you're taking certain medications, like diuretics for high blood pressure.
- Q. How to I dispose of my Attends products? +
You should not dispose of Attensd products in the toilet. They should be placed in the bin, or where possible in a sanitary towel bin.
- Q. I have bladder weakness, can I still have sex? +
Yes, you shouldn't let bladder weakness affect your sex life, in conjunction with pelvic floor exercises you could find that it actually helps to strengthen your muscles.
- Q. What Attends product should I use? +
Attends has a wide range of products for all levels and types of incontinence. Go to our easy to use Product Finder to identify the most appropriate products for your needs.
- Q. Where can I buy Attends products? +
CLICK HERE to see a full list of pharmacies that stock Attends products across New Zealand.
- Q. Where can I find more advice? +
We would recommend speaking with your doctor if you are experiencing any form of incontinence.
- Q. Why can I not use sanitary pads for bladder weakness? +
A sanitary product is designed specifically for menstrual blood and not for urine. Urine is more fluid and should be absorbed very quickly. Attends product technology quickly absorbs any liquid in the centre of the pad where it is needed. Making Attends products comfortable dry and discreet.
- Q. Will things improve if I drink less? +
No, when you drink less urine is more concentrated so you need to urinate more often. To keep the body healthy , it is advised that you drink 1.5 to 2 liters of water a day.