Your Bladder – Who’s in Control?

Maintain a good bladder function

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Basics of Bladder Function

• Most women begin to experience signs of bladder inconvenience in their 40s and 50s, after childbearing. This applies to vaginal, not caesarean births

• In some cases, however, discomfort can start earlier, particularly for those predisposed to urinary conditions

There are three main types of urinary incontinence:

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1. Stress incontinence

Stress incontinence occurs when weakened pelvic floor muscles cause you to leak urine when you cough, sneeze, jump, or laugh. Intensive physical exercise or sudden movements can also set it off.

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2. Urge incontinence

Urge incontinence typically occurs in older women and is when you feel a sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate. Also called ‘overactive bladder’, urge incontinence is caused by the bladder contracting when it shouldn’t, allowing urine to leak through the sphincter muscles. It can strike at any time or anywhere, even during sleep. For some, the mere sound or touch of running water can have you running to the nearest loo.

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3. Mixed incontinence

Mixed incontinence as its name suggests, is a combination of both urge and stress incontinence.

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Simple changes could change your life…

• Avoid drinking after 10pm. If thirsty, take tiny sips of water

• Limit coffee, tea, fizzy drinks and alcohol after 6pm

• Identify personal triggers – cold weather or proximity to water – and plan loo breaks

• If planning a day/night out, a work meeting or occasion – limit liquids beforehand and plan loo time to avoid panics

• Look at your diet: avoid processed foods, eat more fruit and veg, lose weight if you need to

• Join a Pilates or yoga class – both can work wonders on pelvic floor muscles

• Relax before bedtime

• Take your daily Femaxeen® tablet

Other types of incontinence require further medical examination:

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Overflow incontinence

When you’re unable to fully empty your bladder completely, causing frequent leaking.

Total incontinence

When your bladder cannot store any urine at all, which causes you to pass urine constantly or experience frequent leaking.

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