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Helpful Tips for Women with Urinary Incontinence

How can I choose the right women’s Incontinence products?

It’s important to choose the right type of bladder weakness protection as well as the right size so that your needs are properly met. Urine has a thin and fast flowing consistency and, like water, it tends to come out in more of a rush than a flow. In order to prevent embarrassing and unsightly leaks, you need bladder weakness protection that is designed with a very fast inlet speed that will rapidly draw the urine to the core of the product and lock it away. You don’t want it to seep back up when you sit down or ride a bike as this will leave you feeling damp and uncomfortable.

TENA provides women with a wide range of Incontinence Protection products for every need and occasion. Women’s Incontinence products from TENA are specially designed to manage the specific properties of urine. They are generally two sizes smaller than the equivalent absorbency level of a sanitary towel, making them more discreet and effective. Read on to find out more specifics about TENA’s complete Women’s range:

TENA Liners give you extra confidence but are still as small as a panty liner! Lights by TENA liners provides you with faster absorption than regular liners. It’s purposely designed for little leaks and will keep you fresh and dry. You can find TENA liners available in a wide range of sizes with absorbencies to suit all your personal style needs.

TENA Pads are body shaped for extra comfort, protection, and discretion. If you are looking for an incontinence product that will keep you more dry, safe, and comfortable then pick TENA pads. They are better than traditional sanitary protection and have Fresh Odour Control and have a dry fast core and breath-ability for extra freshness.

TENA Protective Underwear is a discreet looking protective pant that looks and feels just like everyday underwear. This product is made of highly absorbent soft textile-like pant material. It provides you with comfort and discreet protection where you don’t have to worry about it showing. It also has Fresh Odour Control.

TENA Pants provide you with a close body fit for extra security and confidence. They are high-performance and as easy to put on as underwear. TENA Pants are available in a range of absorbency levels.

Is there anything else I can do to take better care of my body?

Getting the advice of your doctor or healthcare person is always key to resolving a problem like Urinary Incontinence. There are times that joining a support group may also be helpful as you will be able to exchange useful advice and get helpful tips on how to deal with everyday life. Perhaps the experiences of others will help you to better deal with everyday life.

Pelvic floor exercises: Squeeze and hold! Learning how to keep your pelvic muscles strong is key to strengthening the crucial muscles and preventing Urinary Incontinence. Doing pelvic floor exercises doesn’t take that much effort, but in the grand scheme of things, you’ll be amazed at the improvement that it brings.

Train your bladder: Train your bladder to hold more urine for a longer amount of time. When you are feeling comfortable and in surroundings where you know there is a toilet available, try to delay urination for 5 minutes when you feel the urge to go. It may be a bit uncomfortable, but try to do it. Delay urination, each day, for a little longer till you can delay for 15 minutes. Soon you will notice your bladder can hold more urine and you will need to urinate less frequently.

Avoid constipation: Avoid getting constipated especially when you are pregnant. Your bladder is under enough pressure from your uterus without your bowels adding to it! Don’t cut back on drinking water: Having problems with Urinary Incontinence should not lead you to cut down the amount of fluid you drink. Contrary to what most people believe, drinking less fluid will not stop the urge to use the bathroom; it will only make your urine more concentrated and irritate the bladder, making the urge to “go” even stronger.

Choose your drinks wisely: Making a few changes to your diet can help to reduce the symptoms of Urinary Incontinence and curb the urge to go to the toilet. Limit the amount of caffeine that you drink. Caffeine has a diuretic effect which will make you feel the need to use the bathroom. Avoid soft drinks and alcohol as well. These will irritate your bladder and make it harder to control the urge. More natural foods: Fruits and vegetables contain large amounts of fluids and will help increase your daily intake of fluids.

Pelvic floor exercises: Research different pelvic floor exercises and Kegel exercises for women. These exercises will help strengthen those vital muscles and get your body back in shape.