Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tips for Bladder Leakage + Free Sample

Thanks to Depend for sponsoring today's discussion.  #Underwareness #DropYourPants

Have you ever laughed so hard that tears ran down your legs?  If you're a mom, then you probably have.  If you haven't, then you probably know someone who could say yes.  A good friend of mine has light bladder leakage, and if she hadn't told me that she relies on Depends, I'd have never known.

The average age of someone with bladder leakage is just 52.  In fact, there are more people under the age of 50 with bladder leakage than there are over 60!  Here are some tips for bladder leakage that can help you manage your symptoms.

Pelvic floor exercises

These muscles help your body hold urine.  When they get weak from pregnancy or other reasons, you can leak urine.  Practice Kegal exercises every two hours during the day to help stop leakage.  If you suddenly have the urge to go, squeeze and release the muscles several times to delay the urge until you get to the restroom.

Limit drinks

The more you drink, obviously the more you will go.  Limit how much you drink if you know you'll be in a situation where you can't get to a restroom.  Coffee and other caffeinated drinks can make you have to urinate more, so avoid these especially.

Schedule

Use the restroom on a schedule so your bladder empties at the same time each day.  If you can usually go every 3 hours, then use the restroom every 2.5 hours.

Depend

Depend underwear aren't big and bulky like most people think they are.  Depend Underwear with Fix-Flex protection have Lycra so they are smooth and fit close to the body.  Unless you tell someone you're wearing them, they will never know!

Want to try a free sample?  Visit Depend and click on the link in the upper right of the screen,


 

Depend is donating up to $3 million to charities to help educate and research bladder leakage.  They will donate $1 for each pant drop, photo, or video using the hashtags #DropYourPants and #Underwareness.