Expert advice: how to handle urinary incontinence

Even though it’s a very common problem, many of us find urinary incontinence hard to talk about

Incontinence is nothing to be embarrassed about

“In an age where celebrities seem happy to bare all and share all, urinary incontinence seems to be one of the last taboos in our society”, says Dr Jarvis, “That may be why women who suffer from incontinence feel so embarrassed about it”.

“This means they often adapt their life to avoid awkward accidents. That in turn can have a huge knock-on effect on social life and on self-confidence – whether exercising or taking long car trips.

Women with urinary incontinence tend to keep the problem to themselves for years without discussing it with anyone, even their family doctor or gynaecologist. They do not realise that there are many women going through exactly the same problems they are, and help is available”.

Incontinence: Don’t suffer in silence

If women do talk openly about difficulties they’re experiencing, they soon realise there are lots of ways to minimise the effects of a sensitive bladder on everyday life and that many women see dramatic improvements after doing exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor.

How to get help

Dr Jarvis says, “I warmly recommend to all women experiencing urinary incontinence to use the next health check to speak about their concern and allow themselves to get help”.

It’s also important to try not to worry. The new incontinence protection from Always Discreet can help you find the incontinence solution that’s right for you, so that your weak bladder doesn’t have to hold you back. Whether your bladder leaks are a result of stress incontinence, urge incontinence or both, Always Discreet’s liners, pads, and underwear, can help make living with bladder leaks feel like no big deal!

Do you talk about incontinency?

We’d love to know. Maybe you’ve got a tip that might help other women open up?