Terminology Explained

Abdomen
The part of the body of a vertebrate containing the digestive and reproductive organs; the belly.
Abdominal
Relating to the abdomen.
Abnormal
Deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying.
Adjustable
All-in-One product with an elastic waistband and readjustable tapes which allows a truly personalized fit.
Bedwetting
Involuntary urination during the night.
Pelvic floor exercises
Exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles
Pelvic floor muscles
The pelvic floor muscles of the pelvic floor are a group of muscles that support the bodies the bottom of the abdomen, and give control over the emptying of the urinary bladder and the rectum
Bladder
Organ in the abdomen in which urine is collected
Bladdertraining
Bladder retraining is a training to turn around urination behavior with the aim to improve bladder function
Bowel
The small and large intestine
Belly
The front part of the lower body, the abdomen
Caffeine
A stimulant which occurs naturally in coffee and to a lesser extent in tea
Chronic
(of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.
Constipation
Obstruction of the bowel
Dermatologically tested
This means that a product has been tested on human volunteers in order to determine whether or not there occurs irritation of the skin, the efficacy and acceptance of the skin
Diabetes
A disorder of the metabolism causing excessive thirst and the production of large amounts of urine.
Enuresis
Involuntary urination, especially by children at night.
Faeces
Waste matter remaining after food has been digested, discharged from the bowels; excrement.
Flex
All-in-one product with an elasticated belt which the pad is fitted onto
Functional incontinence
A form of urinary incontinence in which a person is usually aware of the need to urinate, but for one or more physical or mental reasons they are unable to get to a bathroom. The loss of urine can vary, from small leakages to full emptying of the bladder.
Irritable bladder
Unwanted contraction of muscles in the bladder, which can cause undesirable loss of urine
Genital
Relating to the reproductive organs
Cough
Expel air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound.
Incontinence
The accidental loss of urine or feces
Cancer
A disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.
Catheter
A flexible tube inserted through a narrow opening into a body cavity, particularly the bladder, for removing fluid.
Gland
An organ in the human or animal body which secretes particular chemical substances for use in the body or for discharge into the surroundings.
Light urinary incontinence
Accidental loss of a few drops or small amounts of urinev
Moderate urinary incontinence
Accidental loss of small and sometimes larger amounts of urine
Menopause
The period in a woman's life (typically between the ages of 45 and 50) when menstruation ceases.
Micturition
The micturition reflex normally produces a series of contractions of the urinary bladder.
Navel
A rounded knotty depression in the centre of a person's belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth; the umbilicus.
Constipation
Blockage of the intestine, often with hard stools
Faecal incontinence
Also called bowel incontinence, anal incontinence, accidental bowel leakage, or (in some forms) encopresis, is a lack of control over defecation, leading to involuntary loss of bowel contents—including flatus (gas), liquid stool elements and mucus, or solid feces.
Post-micturition dribble (PMD)
The 'dripping', or PMD, is the involuntary loss of a few droplets or amounts of urine after a normal toileting when the bladder appears to be empty.
Prostate
The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis found only in men
Pull-Ons
Absorbent pants that can be pulled up and down like normal underwear.
Rectum
The final section of the large intestine, terminating at the anus.
Stress incontinence
A condition where there is involuntary emission of urine when pressure within the abdomen increases suddenly, as in coughing or jumping.
Urge incontinence
A common form of incontinence. An urgent desire to pass urine and sometimes urine leaks before having time to get to reach the toilet.
Weak bladder
No control over the bladder, which results in undesirable loss of urine.
Heavy urinary incontinence
Accidental loss of large amounts of urine, cannot reach the toilet in time. Little or no bladder control.