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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.

Bladder training

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.

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.

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 urine.

Moderate urinary incontinence

Accidental loss of small and sometimes larger amounts of urine.

Heavy urinary incontinence

Accidental loss of large amounts of urine, cannot reach the toilet in time. Little or no bladder control.

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.

Naval

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 under wear.

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.