Today I’ll be sharing ways that you can manage bladder leaks with Always Discreet.
It has been no secret here in my little part of the blogosphere that I experience bladder leaks. I have mentioned it numerous times because I’m not ashamed of it. I know a lot of women feel insecure about their feelings on this issue and are afraid to talk about it. Most have put their life on hold because they would prefer not to be embarrassed in public. However, it’s something many women are dealing with on a daily basis and it’s nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. You don’t just have to be an older woman like me for it to happen to you. You also don’t have to have children. I’m 41 with four children, and I suffer from LBL (Light Bladder Leakage). I was recently talking to a younger friend, not yet 30, and she had a few questions about LBL. She wanted to know why at only 27, it was an issue. Today I’m answering her questions, and I’m sharing some ways that you can manage bladder leaks with the help of Always Discreet.
I’m going to answer questions here first as I promised that I would, and then I’ll share some tips on what I’ve learned over the years on ways you, too, can manage bladder leaks.
When does it usually start?
There is no set age when LBL begins. Bladder leaks can happen at any time. It can happen any time before, during, or after pregnancy, and it can also occur at menopause. Age plays no role in when LBL begins. Mine started in my 30’s.
Am I dealing with a condition or is it natural?
It is a common condition, so know that you are not alone. As a matter of fact, 1-in-3 women experience bladder leaks, while 1-in-2 African-American women experience it as well.
Should I Consult a Doctor?
Yes, you should. Just like with any health problem, always speak to your doctor. Don’t be embarrassed about talking to your primary doctor about the issue. Remember, doctors have seen and heard it all. They will be able to give you advice and tips on how to best manage LBL, and may also recommend surgery if necessary.
What products should I use?
While half of African American women experience bladder leaks, only 1-in-9 of them use incontinence products. There are products on the market specifically for bladder leaks. Always Discreet has three specific products. I currently use the Always Discreet Liners and the Always Discreet Pads (which are different from sanitary napkins). They also have Always Discreet Underwear for those who would prefer to wear them.
Always Discreet products are made with bladder leaks in mind.
Always Discreet Incontinence Liners are made for light bladder leaks and absorb more than 2x more than the leading period liner. They also feature RapidDry™ technology, which turns liquid to gel; and OdorLock™ protection that traps and neutralizes odor keeping you fresh.
Always Discreet Incontinence Pads are designed for moderate to heavy bladder leaks and absorb 4x more than period pads of a similar size. They are also 45% thinner than the leading incontinence brand and perfect for those who prefer something thinner, like me. They also feature Double LeakGuards™ barrier, RapidDry™, and OdorLock™ protection.
Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear is made for those who need extra protection because of heavy bladder leaks. Featuring RapidDry™ and OdorLock™ protection, Double LeakGuards™ barriers that stop leaks at the legs where they most happen, they also have a 360 FormFit™ design that contours to your body and looks like real underwear, without the bulky feel.
What are the ways I can manage my bladder leaks?
1. Exercise – Exercises that strengthen your pelvic floor muscles such as Kegels are quite beneficial. Kegels can be done at any time and anywhere. Remember to practice the correct form, but once you’re able to do so correctly, it will help with your pelvic tone and pelvic health, thus reducing the need to frequently urinate and that feeling of urgency. That also means fewer accidents.
2. Stay Hydrated – Contrary to what you may believe, drinking less doesn’t mean fewer accidents. Drinking less, however, does mean that you can end up with a bladder infection and constipation. You should still drink at least 8 glasses of water to keep your bladder healthy. If you’re experiencing bladder leaks, then you’ll need the next step.
3. Wear the right products – You won’t be worried about bladder leaks if you’re wearing the right product for the job. Always Discreet is a better choice than period pads. Use a product that’s made for your condition and Always Discreet is made for bladder leaks. They are comfortable and, best of all, they work!
So if bladder leaks have been preventing you from living your life to the fullest, try the full line of incontinence products from Always Discreet and take your life back!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always Discreet. The opinions and text are all mine.