Happy Bladder Health Awareness Month! So you are probably wondering: What is this, why I should care, and why are you so happy about it? Well, 40 million American women over the age of 40 are affected in some way by a sensitive bladder such as bladder leaks. Bladder Health Awareness month is helping to raise awareness about this common experience and helping to de-stigmatize this topic for so many women. And since me and most of my friends fall smack dab in the middle of the 40 and over club, that statistic piqued my interests.
Sensitive Bladders – Nobody’s Talking About it
In a recent national survey by Always Discreet, 1 in 3 women ages 18-75 shared that they experienced bladder leaks of some sort. So this experience is more common than you may think. It’s just that nobody’s talking about it. But what concerns me even more is that 45% of women with sensitive bladders feel older than they are. In fact women with bladder leaks feel 9 years older than they are actually are. Having bladder leaks can affect your confidence, your style and even your relationships.
Having a sensitive bladder is a reality for over 40% of women over 40.
Changes in your body are a natural part of being a woman and bladder leaks should not prevent you from living your best life. I realized something when I turned forty: 40 is the new 20. When I turned 40, I felt great, I looked great and I was so much more wiser and experienced than I was in my twenties.
And as I approach 50, my body is changing and (as my kids point out on a daily basis) my hair is getting grayer and grayer by the strand. Part of living my best life is appreciating the journey that got me to this point, embracing where I am right now in my life (gray hair and all), defining what “my best life” means to me and making a decision (because it’s a choice) to live every day going after that best life. I know that this has been my best decade yet and I look forward to what’s in store for me in my fifties.
The Secret to Living Your Best Life…Even with Bladder Leaks
Bladder leaks shouldn’t hold anyone back from the activities they love especially when Always Discreet has a full line of pads, liners and underwear that not only provide great protection and odor control, they provide the right form and fit to allow you to live confidently despite having a sensitive bladder.
So the secret to living your best life is to acknowledge the changes in your body and to keep on living. Here are 10 things you can do every day to promote bladder health so that you can focus on living your best life, like exercising, staying hydrated and avoiding caffeine. And with the right leak protection, you’ll be equipped to take on the day with confidence.
It might be tempting to use your normal feminine products for leak protection. However, you should really use products that are specifically designed for bladder incontinence, such as Always Discreet products. Always Discreet has a full line of pads, liners and underwear that provide incredible comfort, leak protection with their super absorbent core, and odor control with OdorLock™ Technology .
Happy Bladder Health Awareness Month
Bladder Health Awareness Month is so important because it helps to remove the stigma around bladder health. When women don’t talk about the things they are experiencing, they don’t realize that what they are going through is not uncommon. But more importantly, when you talk to others you are able to find out what they are doing to continue to live confidently while addressing their bladder concerns. So yes…Happy Bladder Awareness Month!
BMWK – In honor of Bladder Health Awareness Month, start a conversation with your friends about sensitive bladders and bladder health. You’ll be amazed at how many women have experienced sensitive bladders.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Always. The opinions and text are all mine. Check out Always Discreet on Amazon to purchase and learn more.
 Survey: The Always Discreet US Survey was conducted using the IPSOS Panel that surveyed a total of 400 American Women (aged 35 to 65 years old). Of the 400 women, 200 have experienced any urine loss/bladder weakness in the past three months and 200 had not experienced bladder weakness. Significance testing between the two groups were done at 90% confidence level. The survey was implemented between the dates of September 15, 2015 through September 25, 2015