If you think you might have an “overactive bladder” (OAB) you are not as alone as you might think – urinary incontinence affects 15-50% of American women today. How do you know if you are actually a victim of OAB or urinary incontinence?
The following list asks five questions about your need to go. If you answer two or more of these questions with “yes” then you might have an overactive bladder or urinary incontinence.
- Do you have strong and sudden urges to go?
- Do you use the bathroom to urinate more than eight times a day?
- How often do you go to the bathroom at night? Is it more than twice?
- When you are physically exerting yourself or when you have pressure on your bladder, like when you cough or laugh, do you involuntarily urinate?
- Do you unintentionally urinate immediately after feeling the urge to go?
If you answered “yes” to most of these questions, then you have an OAB. In severe cases, you might also have urinary incontinence.
Having urinary problems is nothing to be embarrassed about, nor does it have to completely change your day-to-day activities. Side effects of urinary incontinence may include challenges while working, due to the frequency of bathroom visits and chronic fatigue from lack of sleep.
There are options to reduce these challenges, including incontinence panties by Wearever, because you’ll have maximum protection from accidents. With Wearever’s reusable incontinence underwear you’ll also save money by not having to constantly repurchase pads or underwear. Give yourself the confidence you need to sleep through the night and enjoy life to the fullest.