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Please don't feel embarrassed about bladder weakness

Did you know that;

  • 1 in 9 men experience some form of bladder weakness, making it just as common as asthma or arthritis. This may be brought on by prostate problems.
  • 1 in 2 women experience light bladder weakness. Light bladder weakness is incredibly common, with 62% of women 18 - 55 experiencing it at some point in their lives.
  • 1 in 3 women over the age of 35 will experience bladder weakness at some point in their lives. This can be brought on by pregnancy, childbirth, obesity, menopause and natural changes in the body.
  • This means that more than 9 million people in the UK experience bladder weakness in some form. Bladder weakness affects 3.6 million men (which is enough to fill Wembley stadium 40 times over!) and over 6 million women.
  • Bladder weakness is more common than hayfever!

TENA is the UK's leading bladder weakness brand and our products really can positively change the lives of people who experience bladder weakness, encouraging freedom, confidence and security.

Bladder weakness can be caused by a number of factors and there are different ways to manage the condition. It can affect people of all ages due to a variety of reasons. You or your loved ones are not alone.

The 2 most common types of bladder weakness (also known as urinary incontinence) are:

STRESS INCONTINENCE URGE INCONTINENCE

DEFINITION

  • Pelvic floor muscles are unable to tigthen
  • Muscles in the bladder contract involuntarily forcing urine out
  • Most common in females
  • Also referred to as an overactive bladder
  • Less common in males

CAUSES

  • Pregnany and labour
  • Incorrect signals from the bladder to the brain
  • Obesity
  • Nerve damage
  • Drops in hormone levels e.g. menopause
  • Incontinence surgery
  • Age 40+
  • Psychological factors
  • Chronic illness
  • Prostate surgery

SYMPTOMS

  • Small amounts of urine leaks during certain activities, e.g. laughing, sneezing, coughing, exercising etc.
  • Sudden urge to urinate
  • Leakage after urination (especially in men)

MANAGEMENT

  • Simple exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle
  • Retrain the bladder muscles
  • Wear liners, pads or protective underwear
  • Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
  • Wear pads or protective underwear
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