5 Natural Ways to Treat and Prevent Bladder Leaks
Did you know 6 in 10 women suffer from some sort of bladder leakage. Bladder leaks can affect women of all ages. Since more and more of Femdacity customers purchase our panties to manage their bladder leaks, I thought it would be a great idea to bring some awareness to this issue because many women just don’t want to talk about it.
Over the next couple of weeks, you will learn:
💦What is bladder leakage?
💦What causes bladder leakage?
💦Ways to treat and prevent bladder leakage
So, what is bladder leakage?
Bladder leakage, also known as incontinence, is a difficulty to hold urine in. There are many different types of bladder leaks, but the most common are stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and overflow incontinence. Let’s unpack each of these:
Stress incontinence is the most common type of bladder leakage. It occurs when urine leaks out when you cough, sneeze, laugh, or exercise. This is because the muscles in your pelvic floor are weak and cannot hold in the urine. We have some tips to help this. Stay tuned for ‘Ways to treat and prevent bladder leakage’.
Urge incontinence occurs when you have a sudden, strong urge to urinate and cannot hold it long enough to get to the toilet. This is often caused by an overactive bladder, which is a condition that causes the bladder to contract too often. There are prescription treatments available to help tame urge incontinence or overactive bladder.
Overflow incontinence occurs when you have a full bladder but are unable to empty it completely. This can be caused by an enlarged prostate, a blockage in the urethra, or a neurological condition.
What’s causing this leakage
- Obesity: Obesity can put pressure on the bladder and make it more difficult to control urine.
- Medications: Some medications, such as diuretics and sedatives, can cause incontinence.
- Certain medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, and multiple sclerosis, can increase the risk of incontinence.
- Age: The risk of bladder leaks increases with age.
- Pregnancy and childbirth: Pregnancy and childbirth can weaken the bladder muscles and cause incontinence.
How can I treat this?
Bladder leaks can be treated with medication and sometimes surgery however lifestyle changes can make a huge impact, reduce the risk of bladder leaks and provide some significant relief. Some of these changes includes:
1. Losing weight to reduce the pressure on the bladder
2. Eating a healthy diet, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, as these can irritate the bladder.
3. Exercising regularly and practicing Kegel exercises. These exercises can help to strengthen the muscles in your pelvic floor.
4. Emptying your bladder regularly, even if you don't feel like you need to go and not holding urine in for long periods of time.
5. Wear absorbent pads or underwear to protect yourself from leaks.
What healthy habits do you need to start adopting?