Congrats! You’ve made it through the hell that is peri-menopause and pre-menopause. No more periods! Yay!!! And then one day…
ah, ah, ah-CHOO… whoops?
What was that? Did I just pee a little? Yikes! You laugh, change your underwear, and call Mom. And she says “yup, there’s that too”. Oh joy!
So what is going on?
When your ovaries stop producing Estrogen, your body changes in many ways. Vaginal tissue becomes less elastic, pelvic muscles weaken, and the urethra lining begins to thin, all of which may make you more prone to bladder leakage. (These are not the only reasons, so you may want to speak to your doctor if this becomes a problem for you)
If you are just dealing with menopause and age related bladder control issues (as opposed to a medical problem), there are some products and lifestyle changes to help you cope…
Tighten your pelvic muscles. You can try doing Kegel Exercises, which is tightening and releasing of the pelvic floor muscles.
Pay attention to what and when you drink. Coffee, tea, soda, and alcohol may contribute to bladder control issues. Drinking too much later in the day may make you have to get up to pee more at night.
Helpful Menopause Symptom Relief Products for Bladder Leakage and Incontinence
A vaginal moisturizer can help with feminine intimate dryness, redness, irritation, and burning. My doctor recommended Luvena Vaginal Moisturizer and Lubricant – Menopause support for Women.
Underwear for incontinence or leaks
Always Discreet Boutique Underwear is beautifully designed incontinence underwear made of silky-soft fabric with delicate lacy prints, unlike adult diapers. Super-absorbent, OdorLock, and Double LeakGuards. Ships discreetly.
Pads and Pantyliners for bladder leaks
Poise Ultra Thin Moderate Incontinence Pads for Women are expertly designed for bladder leakage and are 50% thinner.
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Always Discreet Incontinence Pads offer secure protection you barely feel stay comfortably in place.
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When you Gotta Go, You Gotta Go!
Of course, every so often an emergency situation may come up. Whether it’s a long car ride, a day spent outdoors or other activity or circumstance that maybe keeps you farther than comfortable from a decent bathroom. Here are some relief products that may help…
SHEWEE Extreme Reusable Pee Funnel – The Original Female Urination Device. Discreetly pee wherever, without removing your clothing or underwear.
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Silicone Female Urination Device. When you gotta go, you gotta go! Discreetly pee outdoors. Comes with a portable pouch.
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Emergency Panties kit
Emergency Panties Include 4 Items: Seamless Underwear, Pantyliner, Fresh Wipe & WashBag – Incontinence Underwear Women’s Toiletry by Panty Fresh
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