Friday 08th Dec
With over 3 million women in the UK alone living with stress incontinence, it’s time to dispel some of the most common misconceptions that come with the condition.
Incontinence is just a normal part of getting older…
Wrong. In fact, half the female population will experience urinary incontinence at some time in their lives. It’s not just for older women either, between the ages of 18 and 44, approximately 24% of women experience stress incontinence.
Only women experience it
OK, so it’s more likely to happen to women, but men do experience it too. Around 25% of men suffer with a form of incontinence, it’s just that, like with many other things, they’re less likely to talk about it with friends and family. They’re also less likely to seek help from a doctor or look into solutions to help.
Pregnancy-induced incontinence is permanent
Not always the case. Incontinence is common among women, largely because of the changes their pelvic floor experiences during pregnancy and childbirth, however a recent study showed that only 26% of women who had incontinence in their final trimester continued to do so post-partum.
Drinking as little as possible will help
This may seem like the logical way to deal with little leaks, however, drinking plenty of water in small doses, can help improve bladder control and reduce the odour of any accidental leaks.
The only answer is sanitary products
No! We have developed a normal looking washable pair of knickers for the millions of women out there with a sensitive bladder. Made for comfort with high quality cotton they are completely washable and promise to keep you and your clothes dry and odour free.
You can say goodbye to your social life
Never! Our product provides you with a normal looking pair of knickers that have a hi-tech protective panel that gives the security of a pad without the bulk, bulge or bother of disposal products. Even better, it comes in sizes to fit all body shapes, so you can live your life to the full!
I can’t do anything about it.
Wrong. There are countless physios out there who can help you with rebuilding/strengthening your pelvic floor, but you have to ask for help either by going straight to a physio or seeing your GP for a referral. Just remember you are not alone, you don’t have to put up with it and you can get help.