Bladder leakage is not selective on who it affects. Old or young, anyone can experience that not-so-fun feeling of being somewhere and it occurring. Poise came in handy during this past Thanksgiving, I thought I would be funny while I was outside (believe it or not, it was like almost 60 degrees in NY). I noticed that my Mom was in her kitchen window so I walked by and pretended that I was walking down ‘fake stairs’, and she started laughing. Then with the fact that I got a reaction I looked around to see if I could find a ‘prop’ to do something different. I wanted to see if I could keep her laughing. So I looked over and saw she had some cedar limbs she was going to use for her Christmas decorating. I got the idea to pretend they were reindeer antlers and slowly rise up in front of her kitchen window while she was doing dishes. This was met with more laughter. Many thanks to Poise® for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to try Poise® Liners.
Luckily my Mom who is 68 has a strong bladder. However, I have found I do not fair as well as I have gotten older with my own bladder.
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Laughing shouldn’t cause an embarrassing moment. Fast forward to Christmas Day. Now if laughing isn’t bad enough, throw in a cough. A cough that is so intense that it also can bring on a sneeze with it. This is when Poise came in very handy. Purchasing them at our local Sam’s Club helped me be able to buy in bulk, and I am even sharing with my sister. You can save $4 off of Poise Liners at Sam’s Club and $8 off of Poise Pads if you are or become a member.
Purchasing them at our local Sam’s Club helped me be able to buy in bulk, and I am even sharing with my sister. (I just know that she will appreciate it.) You can save $4 off of Poise Liners at Sam’s Club and $8 off of Poise Pads if you are or become a member.
I also wanted to include some incontinence myths so that you have the facts and not any misconceptions.
- Small bladders lead to big bladder problems. False. –“There is no such thing as a small bladder unless the person has had surgery to reduce the size for cancer or unless they are neurologically impaired.”
- Urinary incontinence is an inevitable part of aging. False. – Urinary incontinence is more common among older people — with stress incontinence often affecting women in their forties and fifties and urge incontinence striking women aged 60 and older — but aging in and of itself does not cause incontinence. It’s just one of many risk factors including obesity and diabetes.
- Pregnancy-induced incontinence is permanent. False – in many cases. Incontinence is common among women, largely because of the changes their bodies experience during pregnancy and childbirth. According to the National Association for Continence, 63 percent of stress-incontinent women say their symptoms began during or after pregnancy. But research shows it’s often temporary. One study found that only 26 percent of women who had incontinence during their final trimester continued to have urinary leakage postpartum.
- Drinking as little as possible can improve incontinence. False. – Some people think cutting back on liquids may help them avoid accidents, but this is generally not a good idea, as it can lead to dehydration. However, Kavaler suggests that people with urge incontinence try drinking liquids at times that are convenient for using the bathroom. She also advises avoiding bladder irritants like caffeine, soda, and juice.
- Holding in urine will make a person incontinent. False. – Waiting to use the bathroom will not affect bladder function at all. In fact, some experts recommend training yourself to hold in urine as a remedy for incontinence.
- Urinary incontinence is just something you have to live with. False. –“Incontinence is treatable, and surgery may not be the only recommended option.”
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