Female Incontinence Problems

Women are at a higher risk for incontinence problems and millions of women suffer from it. There are a number of female incontinence products on the market that can help you avoid embarrassment that comes from having urine leakage when you laugh or go for runs with your friends.

One of the most popular female  incontinence products on the market is the Poise product line: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/landing/poise.

It is common for women to experience a small amount of urinary leakage when performing physical activities or you can experience a large amount of urinary loss. If you find that you must wear adult diapers all the time or you are constantly running to the toilet, you may need to speak with a doctor about your female  incontinence problems to find out what you can do to prevent the problem from getting worse.
Unfortunately for women, suffering from urinary incontinence is twice as likely for them as it is for men. The reason for this is due to things like menopause, childbirth, and even the difference in the female anatomy compared to the male anatomy. Aging can cause multiple problems for both men and women, especially when it comes to incontinence. The bladder is unable to hold as much urine as it was able to hold in the past, leaving you with a weakened bladder that consistently leaks urine when it is under stress. The stress we are referring to is not the psychological stress that is held in the muscles and can cause high blood pressure problems, it is the stress that is placed on the bladder from the following:
  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Running/Walking/Bouncing
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Standing up too quickly
Another reason why you may be suffering from incontinence problems is due to your weight. Obesity can cause a number of health problems, but it places excessive pressure on the bowels, which leaves you with  incontinence problems. Keeping your BMI below 25 will provide you with a chance to reduce your  incontinence problems, but you may still experience them if your bladder muscles are weakened.
If your doctor finds that your incontinence problem is not related to bladder stress issues, you may suffer from a condition known as urge incontinence. This means you have abnormal nerve signals and it leaves you with bladder spasms. Typically urge incontinence causes you to release urine during sleep or when you hear water running. You may also experience urge incontinence when you drink just small amounts of water or if you have diabetes or hyperthyroidism.
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Many females suffer incontinence problems due to an overactive bladder. Your nervous system may be sending signals to the bladder to release urine, causing the muscles to engage without warning or control on your part. If you are not wearing protective underwear, you will be left with wet underwear and pants. It is common to experience at least 7-10 voiding incidents if you have an overactive bladder. If this is the case, you will need to find adult diapers that fit your body. Use the incontinence product finder tool as it will help to pair you up with the right adult diapers for your body: http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/incontinence-product-finder.
A gynecologist will help you with the initial diagnosis and then they will most likely refer you to a urogynecologist that specializes in pelvic and urinary problems in females. They will be able to provide you with some pelvic exercises that can help to strengthen the pelvic muscles, allowing you to reduce your incontinence problems. The most common type of exercise to use is called Kegel exercises. They are commonly used when you are pregnant as a way to strengthen the pelvic muscles to make childbirth go smoothly and quickly. Typically it will take about 6 weeks for you to notice your incontinence problems getting better. 

About The CareGiver Partnership. The CareGiver Partnership helps caregivers and their loved ones with answers to their caregiving questions, including information about home health care products and supplies, from our Wisconsin-based team of Product Specialists who are all current or former caregivers. The company’s Web site provides the largest online library of resources on subjects most important to caregivers — from arthritis to assisted living, and Parkinson’s to prostate cancer — as well as access to more than 3,000 home care products for incontinence, skin care, mobility, home safety and daily living aids. The CareGiver Partnership was founded in 2004 by Lynn Wilson of Neenah, Wisc. Visit http://www.caregiverpartnership.com/ to learn more or call 1-800-985-1353.


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