1 in 4 women over the age of 35 in the US have experienced incontinence. Is that an attention grabber or what?
Last week my friend and I were standing at the corner of 79th and First Avenue and she sneezed hard, and then she sneezed again.
“Oh No!” she sighed and smiled shyly at me.
“What?” I wondered…”Did you pull a muscle?”
“No, I need to get another pair of underwear… “
“Hmmmmm. Wow, that was some sneeze,” I thought.
“Does this happen a lot?” I asked.
“Yup, and I’ve got to deal with it…I’m blaming it on those 3 kids of mine.”
I laughed, but thought how lucky I am that I had only 2 kids, because I don’t worry about sneezing.
Turns out the sneezes were the least of it.
It happens to her all the time — and she’s planning to see her Dr. about it. By the way she is only 52 years old.
Being, a writer, I get away with asking lots of questions about topics that are often off limits.
Upon further investigation, I learned that it turns out bladder leakage is a huge issue for women worldwide.
1 out of 3 women experiences stress urinary incontinence at some point in their lives, and around 40% of young women experience it when doing sports.
I thought it was an issue for 80 year olds but nope…. So, I started surveying my people.
Here’s a few questions I lined up about bladder leakage and was not only surprised by the response I got, but was amazed at how many women live with this issue.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be happy to know that you are not alone.
- Are you doing low impact jumping jacks at the gym because you might “leak”?
- Do you have to run home in the middle of doing errands to change your underwear?
- Do you have the laugh (or cough) and leak syndrome?
- Do you panic at the thought of being in the car for an extended time?
- Do you fear a sneeze for reasons other than the sneeze?
There is nothing funny about a sensitive bladder, yet it is all too common for BA50 women, whether they are at the gym, doing errands, at work, or in the car. The reality is that 40% of women over 45 have a sensitive bladder. Some undergo surgery. Some simply live with the inconvenience. Is there a good solution?
We were contacted by TENA, a brand that deals with bladder leakage and has a new product that keeps people with this issue dry.
Their TENA intimates pads with ProSkinTechonology (ProSkin Technology™) are designed to wick away moisture and keep intimate skin feeling fresh and clean. The product protects against leaks, odor and moisture.
So if you are concerned about bladder leakage you will definitely want to check this product out.
You can use my PROMO code BAFS to get $5 off any one TENA intimates product at purchase at TENA.us.
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This is a BA50 sponsored post