Speax – An Absorbent Underwear for Bladder Leak Protection

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As primary care providers for geriatric patients, we see many patients with urinary leakage. Adult incontinence or bladder leakage is very common, affecting up to 75% of women throughout a lifetime. ElderHealth is committed to improving everyday routines for our patients and we think this product is a game-changer! While pads and disposable briefs may be necessary for some patients, those with minor leakage might be interested in this reusable product. 

“Have you heard of Speax underwear? Our patients love them, they’re amazing.” 

Dr. Self at ElderHealth recommends trying a pair of Speax underwear by Thinx.

Speax are absorbent underwear that can hold up to 8 teaspoons of liquid and are intended for adults that experience minor urinary leakage. They are also moisture-wicking, don’t smell, and are odor-free. Our clients are raving about Thinx underwear that has been around for several years and recently came out with Speax, specifically designed for bladder incontinence.  The fabric is a safe, non-toxic material that’s environmentally friendly, EPA- and FDA-approved.

Speax are also economical. The price for one pair ranges from $25 to $39. Speax are more cost-effective in the long run because they are reusable and can be washed like regular underwear. Another benefit is that it’s better for the environment. Single-use pads and disposable adult briefs/pull-ups are made with non-biodegradable plastic that fills up landfills. By using a more sustainable solution, we can decrease our carbon footprint.  

It’s important to note that Speax are not cotton underwear, this might affect you if you have frequent yeast or candida infections. Hopefully, in the future, there will be a sustainable 100% cotton option.

Good news! Your Speax underwear purchase can be paid for using a Health Savings Account or reimbursed through specific types of health insurance. Speax purchases can be made on their website with a Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), and Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) credit/debit cards at checkout.

If you’re unable to use the Health Savings card as an option, save your receipt or invoice and submit it directly to your FSA service provider for reimbursement. If you don’t want to purchase online, order your pair over the phone by calling Speax customer service at 917-819-8171. 

We’d love to hear from you! Have you found this to be a helpful solution or found this article useful? Please comment below about your experience with Speax underwear for bladder incontinence and leakage protection. 

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