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    When you have a problem, you need to find a solution, right? One of the upsides to experiencing bladder problems is that it can be managed, and even cured. One of the best ways to improving bladder control is to undertake pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles and organs within your pelvic floor.

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    Women can suffer bladder weakness at all ages and stages of their lives. Poise® provides women with helpful information for the different situations that can cause female bladder loss.

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    The expression “I laughed so hard I wet myself” is based on a universal truth familiar to millions of women of all ages. But female incontinence – the involuntary leaking of urine – is no laughing matter if it’s interfering with your work, love life, sports or social activities and self esteem.

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Find out more about bladder problems

Bladder problems are a common occurrence for many women, but it doesn’t mean you necessarily need to put your life on hold! Problems can happen at all different stages of life and to more women than you would think. Generally, light bladder leakage is caused by a fault in the muscles and nerves that surround and operate the bladder. Women definitely have it tougher than men with giving birth, periods and even menopause, so it’s not surprising that bladder problems are more common for us girls. Poise is here to help you with your bladder health. Along with great info on bladder weakness, female incontinence, insights into your bladder and how to control it, we also have some great Poise bladder problems products designed specifically to help you with your bladder problems. In addition, you can ask our experts the tough bladder problem questions and share bladder problem stories with women going through the same thing.

Bladder weakness

Bladder Weakness (also known as incontinence) is medically defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. This means that you may find leakage is occurring and you are unable to control it. There are three main variations of female urinary incontinence: Stress Incontinence, Urge incontinence and Overflow incontinence, all three cause bladder problems. They may all have different causes but all will generally result in unwanted and potentially embarrassing accidents. The effects of incontinence may vary, from being a little bit irritating to severe interruptions to your life. There are a few things you can try to do to prevent the cause of incontinence, these include:

  • Keeping control of your weight, most people who are overweight are more likely to suffer from incontinence
  • Perform pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the muscles responsible for supporting the bladder and urination.
  • Incontinence products can help minimise the distress and embarrassment associated with incontinence.

As with other LBL, you should go get checked by your local doctor or an Urologist in order to diagnose the cause and treat your bladder weakness. Incontinence is almost always a result of an underlying medical condition and even if it cannot be cured, it can almost always be managed.

Getting to know the female bladder

The bladder itself isn’t normally affected by pregnancy. But the pelvic floor muscles are. They share a very close association with the bladder, so when there are bladder problems, the pelvic floor muscles are usually negatively affected.

Your bladder is a really remarkable organ and throughout life it usually just goes about its job of storing and getting rid of urine with minimal fuss. Unfortunately, pregnancy, illness, menopause and even your own anatomy can work against you and cause havoc for your bladder and pelvic floor muscles. But not to fear, many of the female bladder problems you might experience are symptoms of another problem. Although the female bladder might not be the sexiest subject, it can be helpful to chat with friends if you are having problems; chances are they will understand what you are going through. If you need information, Poise is here to help, with all aspects of the female bladder and its common problems covered.

Getting your bladder under control

Often it starts after the baby’s born: You head to fitness class, ready to shed those extra kilos, and in the middle of the workout… an accident! How can something that you took for granted, something that ‘just worked’ a few months ago, desert you at your time of need? Unfortunately, loss of bladder control can strike at the worse moment with almost no warning. The good news is that there are many different ways to get your bladder back under your control, including:

  • Behavioural Techniques
  • Biofeedback
  • Medication
  • Surgery (often the last resort)

Women find that, just like any other muscle, the pelvic floor needs to be exercised, especially if it has been recently weakened. Poise has a wide variety of bladder control exercises you can do so that you control your bladder and not the other way around.

Bladder problems are annoying, even for the most patient of us. But in most cases, a visit to the GP or Urologist and some quick tests can reveal the exact cause of the problem. Do not give up and let your bladder dictate your lifestyle. Stay motivated and be persistent in seeking right help for your condition.

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