Same Problems, Changing Times for Female Incontinence

Women with LBL now have options,
information and variety.
Did you know the average woman with incontinence waits six years from her first incontinent episode to seek the help of a doctor? Urinary incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, even in small quantities is a common problem, but in the past it was often a problem women did not want to talk about. 

With over 13 million sufferers in the US alone, the time to suffer in silence is over. These days, the problem remains the same, but things are changing.
More than half of the incontinence sufferers in the US are women. The causes and types of incontinence in women vary, however the most common are stress incontinence, where the neck of the bladder can’t be closed sufficiently by the bladder muscles, and thus leaks occur, particularly when stress is placed on the bladder, such as laughing, coughing, or sneezing. And urge incontinence, where the bladder is overactive, and often women are unable to make it to the toilet before they begin to urinate. And of course, some women suffer from a mixed incontinence, which is both stress and urge incontinence.

Because of the nature of this problem many women find themselves in awkward positions socially, in their careers, and elsewhere. Leaking urine involuntarily can be highly embarrassing, and stressful.

Fortunately, while the problems remain the same, the times have changed, women have options, information, and variety. New products are being developed for women with all types and severity of incontinence. And this isn’t such a big secret any more. The conversation is started, women can talk to their doctors without as much embarrassment, and more information is more readily available. In fact, it is common to see spots such as the one below addressing incontinence on a national stage. 

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Manufacturers of absorbent products are recognizing the need for women of all ages and stages to have protection for managing their incontinence. Thus, products are being designed specifically for women, to fit, feel natural, and offer the protection and security needed for every day life.

Don’t ignore it, don’t let embarrassment make you live with symptoms you don’t need to. Talk to your doctor, get some treatment, and manage with some of the great products designed specifically to meet women’s needs.

For those with light incontinence, the Fannypants underwear is a great option. It is a stylish active wear with a removable pad that fits in place discreetly and protects against leaks and moisture concerns for women.

The Silhouette incontinence pad is another great product designed specifically for curvy women, offering a more comfortable fit and fuller protection.

Take time to learn about the options and features available that are stylish, practical, economical, and can provide women with confidence for living their day-to-day lives with incontinence.

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