In this age of information, sensitive health topics that used to be a stigma and rarely talked about are now more openly discussed and long sought answers are more readily available. But finding the right answers for you can require discernment. Research will tell you that approximately 1 in 3 women struggle with bladder leaks, or urinary incontinence, at some point in their life. Over the age of 50, that number balloons to 1 in 2 women.
But what steps those women should take next isn’t always as clear.
Incontinence Management Options
The most natural reaction for women struggling with bladder leaks might be to think, “How can I keep this under control, so I can keep on living my normal life?” That leads to some reactive solutions such as:
While these products certainly help manage leaks, the weekly costs of products add up, especially as the frequency and severity of the leaks increase. There are also environmental, skin irritation, and smell considerations as well. But crucially, the products aren’t eliminating the underlying problem.
Incontinence Treatment Options
The first thing women should understand is incontinence typically won’t get better without treatment, and often get worse. What starts as mild incontinence and a couple of leaks a week, could progress to a more severe case and multiple pads daily to navigate. Although there are different types of incontinence, the vast majority have weak muscles that need to be strengthened.
Early treatment makes a big difference, and there are plenty of options:
Finding The Best Option for You
It’s important to understand all your options on which preventative and proactive approach may be the best for you. Muscle tone needs to be maintained, so consider which option not only is efficacious but easy to use so that it is easily maintained. Know that there are easy options that work for the millions of women out there who want to live life leak free.
By Gloria Kolb, Founder, and CEO of ELITONE, Biomedical Engineer & Mom of 3 A mom and an accomplished engineer, Gloria Kolb experienced pelvic floor issues that caused leaks/incontinence after delivering her babies. Gloria put her knowledge and experience to use and created ELITONE: the first external, EFFECTIVE treatment for female incontinence. The FDA-cleared ELITONE does not require a prescription. Learn more at https://elitone.com.