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? Continue reading
Resourceful Blogger, A Southern Mama’s Rants, Raves & Reviews, recently reviewed our incontinence panties after convincing her mother to try them. This blogger’s mother was experiencing light incontinence when she would sneeze or laugh and especially when she would hold her bladder longer than she should have. Continue reading
We recently received a wonderful review on our incontinence panties, and how much more environmentally friendly they are than disposable solutions.
In the review, Connie says, “there are lots of reasons people need incontinence garments. Menopause, old age, strokes and other medical issues, and more. It’s nice to know if you do require them, there’s a greener option than the disposables we see on most grocery store shelves. Continue reading
People with incontinence issues do have options when it comes to what kind of underwear they will wear. But what are the options and which makes more sense, both financially and from a comfort perspective? Continue reading
The Department of Health and Human Services estimates that around 13 million people (all ages and both men and women) are affected by urinary incontinence. The results of incontinence issues cause anything from activity restriction to a decrease in ones quality of life and self-esteem. The most common types are urge incontinence and stress incontinence.
Urge incontinence is also referred to as an overactive bladder. Urge incontinence makes you feel as if you have an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not get there in time, causing urine to leak. A few causes of overactive bladder include: damage to one’s bladder nerves, nervous system or muscles. There are some specific conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes and stroke. These conditions can all affect nerves and bladder infections. Continue reading
Being a teenager is hard enough. Is my style cool enough? Do people like me? Will this be good enough for my peers/teachers/parents, etc.?
Teens ask themselves a million questions, but one of the heaviest and most fundamental is often based in their level of self worth and resulting confidence. As a parent, it is so important to be there for your child to help them navigate these tricky waters. Continue reading
Pregnancy is a time of joy and happiness. Unfortunately for some, however, it can also trigger incontinence – yikes! Incontinence can be brought on by so many different factors, including extra pressure to your bladder from the fetus, stress or something as simple as sneezing. To curb this, doctors are suggesting that women who exercise and strengthen their pelvic muscles are less likely to have problems with urinary leakage during their pregnancy.
Specifically, Kegel exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, including the muscles that help control urine. Not only will Kegel exercises help during pregnancy but it should also curb any incontinence problems that may occur after childbirth. Continue reading
While it is no secret that caffeine increases bladder activity, it is not proven to be a consistent aggravator in every female incontinence case. It is said that women who consume more than four cups of caffeine daily are the ones who will suffer from incontinence or an overactive bladder the most. Continue reading