Embracing ones age is all the rage, or is it? Supposedly, fifty is the new forty, following suit sixty is the new fifty. All that is good and gooder, but someone has to let our insides know. I admit that turning 56 this year has not been one of the birthdays I’m embracing.
Yes, thank you, I look good for my age, but what happened to those compliments that weren’t prefaced with, good for your age? I also admit that I do know that I look good for my age.
Botox is fun and does help with some prominent wrinkles around the eyes, but I have not read about Botox for elbows? Not to be a downer, but seriously what is that skin that wrinkles so easily when leaning on a desk. Careful not to cross lanes of traffic when staring too long at my arm resting on the door handle has been a concern.
For the good of the Nation, yes I said Nation - I am writing this article to help with yet another little blunder these womanly bodies add by surprise.
Urinary incontinence, and for those of you who don’t understand what the rest of this article is referring too, pay attention, it’s inevitable, especially after childbirth, then coming on stronger during menopause
Since many ailments are blamed on stress, I’m going to opt-in to my urinary incontinence coming from stress. But, alas I must add that the stress referred to is not worrying about what appetizers I’ll serve at an upcoming engagement but stress from physical movement. In the case of oum-wa, playing tennis, running gingerly towards something or laughing can cause me to take pause.
Yes, there’s a plus, during a game of tennis I don’t need to take a restroom break, pretty sure all the leakage did the trick, but it does mean that instead of looking for cute styles to wear on the court, I’m shopping for absorbent ones. Cute, absorbent ones.
Some research to back up this situation.
There are Types of Urinary Incontinence
- Stress Leakage of small amounts of urine during physical movement (coughing, sneezing, exercising).
- Urge Leakage of large amounts of urine at unexpected times, including during sleep.
- Overactive Bladder Urinary frequency and urgency, with or without urge incontinence.
- Functional Untimely urination because of physical disability, external obstacles, or problems in thinking or communicating that prevent a person from reaching a toilet.
- Overflow Unexpected leakage of small amounts of urine because of a full bladder.
- Mixed Usually the occurrence of stress and urge incontinence together.
- Transient Leakage that occurs temporarily because of a situation that will pass (infection, taking a new medication, colds with coughing).
Many women may have urinary incontinence that can improve with treatment but remain silent sufferers and resort to wearing absorbent ¯undergarments, or diapers. This practice is unfortunate, because diapering can lead to diminished self-esteem, as well as skin irritation and sores. If you are relying on diapers to manage your incontinence, you and your family should discuss with your doctor the possible effectiveness of treatments such as timed voiding and pelvic muscle exercises.
Points to Remember
Urinary incontinence is common in women.
- All types of urinary incontinence are treatable.
- Incontinence is treatable at all ages.
- You need not be embarrassed by incontinence.
Thanks to the swell people at Depends Silhouette for talking Lisa Rinna into sporting a pair, while her husband rubs her butt - woman all over should be able to wear these babies without shame.
This is no laughing matter, laughing causing urinary incontinence, or as I like to call it - peeing.
Please take away two serious points from this article.
- Talk to your doctor about this problem.
- If you need help, we can thank Lisa for showing us the option before intervention.
One more bit of advice - Can we all say KEGEL thanks to Dr. Arnold Kegel for bringing light to the need to move that pelvic floor. Kegel exercises are supposed to help.
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