What’s causing your sensitive bladder?

What’s causing your sensitive bladder?

Leaking when you laugh or dashing for the loo on late notice? Adult incontinence is more common than you think. Read on to find out what’s causing your leakage, and how you can deal with it

There are many new things women experience as we get older: a new-found confidence, more “me time” now the kids have flown the nest, a great new style and so on.

But a weaker bladder can also be on the list. Indeed, one in three women over the age of 18 experience incontinence at some stage in their lives, so you’re certainly not alone. However, the causes are not always the same.

Answer these quick questions to help you pinpoint your type of urinary incontinence, as the first step to living with your sensitive bladder is to understand it.

1. Do you have urine loss when you laugh?

We all love a good giggle, but it can be hard to relax and enjoy yourself if you’re worried about quite literally peeing your pants.

Other times your sensitive bladder can struggle is when you cough hard, sneeze or exercise – particularly running or anything that involves jumping around.

If this sounds like you, chances are you’re experiencing stress urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence is common among women who have recently given birth, or in older women as the pelvic floor muscles weaken.

You can help alleviate this by doing pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles and help regain control of your bladder. Try clenching the muscles you would use to stop urine flow on and off for sets of 10 throughout the day and it should gradually improve the symptoms.

2. Do you randomly lose control?

All of a sudden, out of nowhere, you’ve got to go! Many times, you don’t make it fast enough before the little accident has already happened. Sound familiar?

If you’re the “uh oh, I’ve got to go!” type, it’s very possible you have urge incontinence. It’s probably a good idea to talk to your doctor if you’re experiencing this.

3. Do experience a bit of both?

Then you very well may have both! Mixed incontinence is a combination of symptoms – and may be caused by a variety of issues too. An examination and more questioning by your doctor can help better understand the problem – and possible solutions.

How to deal with it

There is one way you can feel better about urinary incontinence immediately. That’s by finding the right urinary incontinence pantyliner, pad or underwear that’s perfect for you and the level of your leakage. Always Discreet is specifically designed to help you feel protected and confident, absorbing any leaks and preventing odours.

To get a more detailed understanding of your personal incontinence symptoms and what is causing them, you should schedule an appointment to talk to your doctor.

For more tips, see our article Six ways to deal with a sensitive bladder

Do you use Always Discreet to help deal with your sensitive bladder? Let us know if it works for you in the comments section below.

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