What Causes Light Bladder Leakage and How To Stop It

Keeping women informed about things that most people don’t like to talk about is one of the things we do here at The Mommy Bunch. When it comes to understanding incontinence and how to stop bladder leakage, it is just another one of those topics that we as women need to more information about so that we don’t feel embarrassed, or feel like we are the only ones this is happening to.

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If fact, according to Dr. Cindy Long (via Poise®), urinary incontinence, is an extremely common condition, affecting as many as 45% of women in America. That is nearly half the women in America experiencing these same problems! Going through childbirth, smoking or being overweight can raise the risk of stress incontinence for women.

Life events that can cause incontinence include:
  1. A Previous Pregnancy
  2. Childbirth
  3. Hysterectomy
  4. Getting Older With Less Bladder Control 

Most of us know someone who experiences some degree of stress incontinence, the typical leakage that occurs with coughing, sneezing or exercise and is due to relaxation in the structural support of the urethra. Poise® created incontinence products to help reduce and even prevent bladder leaks from happening altogether, and which type of product you use will depend on your needs and lifestyle.

How To Stop Bladder Leakage

There are many ways to work toward stopping bladder leaks altogether, but what do you do in the meantime or when you just can’t get the leaks to stop? Incontinence pads, liners, and Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports are products specifically designed to treat all kinds of incontinence including stress incontinence. Each product is slightly different to help solve your specific needs.

I typically use the Poise® liners when I’m just doing things around the house, but when I’m more active I choose the Impressa® Bladder Supports so I can stop leaks before they happen and live a more active and comfortable life, pad-free!

Regaining Bladder Control

Sometimes using the pads, liners, and bladder supports is all you need to regain your confidence and get back to a normal lifestyle, but according to Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are also ways to significantly improve or even cure bladder leakage over a longer period of time.

Simple Strategies To Help

Watch your diet – Avoiding certain foods, drinks, and ingredients such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Caffeine
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits and tomatoes
  • Corn syrup
  • Honey
  • Spicy foods

Shed extra pounds – “Research has found that overweight and obese women who lose weight report fewer episodes of bladder leakage.”

Train your bladder – Certain exercises like Kegel exercises or The Knack can help you keep your bladder under better control.

To do Kegel exercises you are tightening muscles in your pelvis to strengthen them, helping you become more leak-proof.
With The Knack, you do a Kegel when you cough, sneeze, or any other type of activity that would normally trigger a leak.

Even if you adapt any of the methods listed above on how to stop bladder leakage, I would still recommend using the Poise® Impressa® Bladder Supports until you get your diet under control, or have a little more muscle control in your pelvis. You may still end up with leaks for quite some time and the bladder supports can help avoid any embarrassing moments – you can wear them for up to 12 hours and keep going all day!


Where to Find Poise® and how to save!

Find a Poise® Impressa® Sizing Kit at your local Walmart and get $2.50 back with this IBOTTA OFFER!

If you already know your size, you can get the Poise® Impressa® Pack with $4.00 back with this IBOTTA OFFER 


My Story – Live An Active Life!

We try to be an active family, and while keeping up with four kids is tough as it is we still get out and do fun things together. My kids would be really disappointed if I didn’t go hiking, biking, or kayaking with them because I was too worried about leaks or pad issues. 

Actually, I used to be pretty embarrassed to leave the house because I thought that there must be something wrong with me that I was having issues with bladder control. It wasn’t until I started reading stories from other moms that I realized this was actually pretty normal, and I wasn’t alone in what I was going through! 

Our latest adventure was a little kayaking trip, and I definitely need to use the Impressa® supports for an activity like this! Getting out on the water is a lot of fun, but not if you are worried about your pad getting wet and/or leaks. 

I’m living pad-free and comfortable out on the water and can focus on enjoying my day!

Biking with my kids wouldn’t be as much fun either if I had to worry about wearing a pad for leaks, especially when it starts pouring rain and you are drenched!

I’m so glad I can keep going all day and focus on what is important instead of worrying about how to stop bladder leakage!

 

 

Don’t forget to save on Poise® at Walmart:

Find a Poise® Impressa® Sizing Kit at your local Walmart and get $2.50 back with this IBOTTA OFFER!

If you already know your size, you can get the Poise® Impressa® Pack with $4.00 back with this IBOTTA OFFER 

 

 

Info is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The information on how to stop bladder leakage and opinions expressed here are believed to be accurate, based on the best judgment available to the authors, and readers who fail to consult with appropriate health authorities assume the risk of any injuries.

 

I hate missing out on things with my kids but I used to feel really insecure about my light bladder leakage...until I realized I wasn't alone and there were things I could do to stop it, or even prevent it! Find out how!

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One thought on “What Causes Light Bladder Leakage and How To Stop It

  • August 26, 2017 at 2:05 pm
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    Bladder leakage is the most common issue in women. I appreciate your efforts in spreading knowledge among women about the problem and its solution. Good work. Reply

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