Q: How often should incontinence briefs be changed?
A: In general, most incontinence products should be changed 4-6 times per day. Some other good rules of thumb are: Most tab-style briefs come with a built-in wetness indicator. Anytime that indicator changes color, you'll want to switch to a new product.
Q: Does incontinence ever go away?
A: Unfortunately, urinary incontinence isn't likely to go away on its own. The good news, however, is that there are things that you can do on your own to improve it, and there are plenty of options for treating it.
Q: Does incontinence get worse with age?
A: Getting older does increase the likelihood of experiencing bladder leaks, or making it worse, in part because muscles – including those in the pelvic floor – lose tone as we age. If you've experienced consistent bladder control issues for at least three months, you should seek medical treatment.