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Home Health Health News Open Letter to Women: The Truth About LBL (Light Bladder Leakage)

Open Letter to Women: The Truth About LBL (Light Bladder Leakage)

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Dear Ladies, we need to face it. No one enjoys having a leaky bladder. You know that uneasy feeling of worrying that next cough, sneeze or laugh will leave you wet, miserable and embarrassed. Not knowing if it will be the warrior pose in yoga or the -power-cycle in spin class that will make you run for the bathroom. Living with Light Bladder Leakage doesn't have to be miserable.

Whether your situation is stress-induced or urge-related, when it comes to living with LBL the key is to actually live with it. Don’t let a weak bladder keep you from doing the things you want to do. Change what you can change and forget the rest!

Reach For Support

17662-Poise-PicturePoise® pads help you live with LBL without letting go of what you love to do. Enjoy a good run? Go for it.

Poise Thin-Shape Pads let you run with confidence that you'll be protected from leaks.

From your first step to your last, Poise® will keep you dry, odor-free and completely comfortable, thanks to its 3-in-1 protection.

Put Down The Cigarettes

17652-woman-quit-smokingIf you smoke, stop smoking. We know it sounds funny. You have LBL and we are talking about the other end of your body. Regardless, smoking is a contributing factor to bladder leakage. So if you needed one more health reason to quit, now you have it!

Eat Less And Eat Smarter

Women tend to gain weight as they age, and when it comes to a strong bladder that extra weight can affect LBL, especially for women who have gone through childbirth. A noted research study showed that women with an average weight of about 200 pounds who lost 10 percent of their body weight had a 70 percent reduction in leakage. Inspiring, no?

Treat What You Can

If you have a chronic cough or a seasonal sneeze, get it treated. It doesn't just affect your nose and throat, the pressure from sneezing or coughing can travel all the way down to your pelvic floor. Over time a persistent cough or repetitive sneezing can actually weaken the pelvic floor. So while you may not be able to treat your LBL directly, you should focus on eliminating other factors that contribute to it.

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Workout Your Lady Muscles

If core strengthening or Kegel exercises are not part of your workout routine, start doing them now! While you may have guessed that Kegel exercises help with light leakage, any exercise focusing on your core body muscles can help. Poise® and Womensforum have put together a few for you in a story about Exercises Just For Women. If Kegels are still a bit of a mystery to you, there are actually professionals called Pelvic Floor Therapists. You can ask your regular physician or gynecologist for a referral.

We know having LBL is tough, but it doesn’t have to stop you from doing what you want to do when you want to do it. Be proactive! Change those personal habits that you can and reach for the solutions, like Poise Thin-Shape Pads, that make living with LBL a little easier.

Sincerely,
Your friends at Womensforum

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