What is a sensitive bladder?

What is a sensitive bladder?

What is it that leads to urinary incontinence and what simple steps can be taken to help?

Many of us have laughed so hard we actually pee a little. That’s because, even with a healthy bladder a laugh – just like a sneeze or cough – can cause an involuntary loss of urine. But sometimes the symptoms of adult incontinence don’t stop there. That’s when it’s important to understand what’s causing the problems and what you can do about them.

All about your bladder

Your bladder is the hollow muscular organ that collects urine. When you pee, your pelvic floor muscles relax at the same time as the bladder contracts (or tightens). This means that urine can be let out – and kept in.

Light adult incontinence

One of the most common bladder problems is a sensitive bladder, otherwise known as light adult incontinence.

The most common causes of this are weakened pelvic floor muscles or disorders in the nervous system regulating the bladder.

Our pelvic floor muscles weaken as we get older, and pregnancy and childbirth can both take their toll. Weak pelvic floor muscles equal less control and can means leaks. However, the good news is there are effective exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.


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It’s also important to talk to your doctor as there are many different types of urinary incontinence.

3 simple steps to help incontinence

A few simple steps you can take to help prevent embarrassing bladder incidents and feel in control again:

    1. Try daily pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor.
    2. To feel confident and fresh even as leaks happen, try new Always Discreet pantiliners and Discreet sanitary pads. They offer amazing sensitive bladder protection. The liners have a thin and flexible design for light protection and the pads have full length Dual LeakGuards™ for slightly heavier leaks.
    3. Ask your doctor for more tips. Depending on your type of incontinence, there may be further measures you can take to help control your bladder better.

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I don't know if it's just me. But the link to the exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles isn't working. I don't know if it's because I'm using Chrome (I've found a couple of your pages don't work in Chrome) But it keep coming up as 'Ooops, Sorry!' Although on the topic at hand. I find drinking lots (non caffeinated, acidic, or alcohol) really helps me. Although the Always Discreet pads gives me peace of mind so I can just enjoy my day and not worry about bladder sensitivity

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