We won’t sugarcoat it. Incontinence can wreak havoc on your life. And, while you may feel alone and ashamed, you’re far from it. The American Urological Association reports that more than 30% of females between the ages of 30 and 60 suffer from urinary incontinence. Whether you’re suffering from the occasional leak or facing moments where you completely lose control of your bladder, here are just some of the places you may find yourself dealing with leakage.
During Cocktails with the Girls
Picture this: You’re out with your girlfriends and one of them is telling a hilarious story when OMG, some pee slips out. Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) occurs when you exert a bit of pressure on your bladder doing everyday things (like laughing) and you experience small bladder leaks.
In the Middle of Spin Class
Just like laughing, exercising can bring on leakage. In fact, one study found that up to 49.3% of women have experienced SUI while working out. Sudden exertion—like suddenly going hard on a spin bike or lifting heavy weights—can be especially difficult for women who deal with incontinence. Other movements that can be problematic include bouncing motions, like jumping or jogging.
Picking Up Your Little One
Repeat after us: Incontinence doesn’t just affect older women. Post-pregnancy is a time when many women report leakage problems. Research found that 31% of women report incontinence within six months after giving birth. Just like exercise can make you pee, so can the exertion caused by bending down to pick up your kiddo.
Walking through a Department Store
Another common culprit? Sneezing! So if you find yourself walking past those perfume ladies at your favorite store and one of the smells makes you sneeze, well you may suddenly feel a little wetness down below. SUI occurs when your pelvic floor muscles (aka the muscles that should automatically contract to hold in urine) end up weakening over time. And when those muscles don’t work and you sneeze, a bit of pee is bound to escape.
In the Middle of Sex
Yep, sorry. Not only does leaking during sex happen, but it’s actually super common for women dealing with SUI. One study even found that 26% of women have experienced incontinence during sex. Stimulation from sex can put pressure on your bladder. If you’re dealing with weak pelvic floor muscles, that pressure can cause an accident. Not so sexy, eh?
So, What Can You Do About It?
Obviously, leaking in any of these situations is not only uncomfortable, but it’s emotionally taxing and can evoke feelings of shame, embarrassment and a lessened desire to get out there and enjoy yourself.
INNOVO is the only non-invasive, safe and convenient solution is clinically proven to treat SUI. Use INNOVO for just 30 minutes a day, five days a week over 12 weeks to eliminate bladder leaks for good. Next thing you know, you’ll be laughing, jumping, running and sneezing your way back into life.