Hello to you my Guys&Dolls? I hope you having a good start to week!!! happy Tuesday, so over the weekend I found myself reading a lot of magazines (Reveal, Best etc) I bought one of those 3 in a pack for price of one. I have never really been one to sit down and read an entire magazine but this gone weekend I did exactly just that I sat down and read all the stories and that's when I came across a short advert/confessions from women around the country (I assume).
The so called ooops moments has plagued me for the past month or more can't tell anymore, I can not for the life of me fathom why I am experiencing this. Firstly it started with me constantly visiting the little ladies room then when I was too busy at work I would forget until I felt a ooops happening. This has been really bothering me but at present I do not have the time to actually go and see a nurse so I did some research of my own and I am sure I fit perfectly in a couple of categories so now I will book some time off and go see a doctor or nurse.
I did my research using the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Informstion Clearinghouse (NKUDIC) a mouth full I know but I wanted something accredited because as we all know self diagnosing is a big issue in this era. So this website said:
"Bladder control problems are something that happen not only when you get older but it can happen at all stages".
The website went to describe the different types of bladder control problems -
* Temporary incontinence - it's in the name it's temporary and can be cured once cause is found.
* Stress incontinence - again it's in the name but this one is not caused by mental stress, the stress here is bladder stress e.g. Laughing too much, sneezing, coughing etc.
* Mixed incontinence - this could be a mix of the two above or other types
There many others that are listed, this site did not stop there but also listed some of the causes -
* Medicine, alcohol, and caffeine - some medicines can relax your bladder nerves which keeps them from telling the brain that the bladder is full. Alcohol as we all know causes the nerves to fail where as caffeine causes the bladder to fill up more quickly.
* Excess weight - if you too fat for your body frame, this could leave to stress on your bladder leading to oops moments.
* Infection - this is usually the cause in most people, UTL can irritate the bladder nerves making them squeeze without any warning. <-- I think this is my current cause but I will check with my doctor.
There many ways to health reduce the ooops moments and some of those include limiting the number and types of drinks you drink at night, diet, weight loss etc but my favourite one is Pelvic Muscle Strengthening <-- this can be achieved by doing the Kegel Exercises.
Kegel exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic muscle without using any equipments and best part is once you learn how it's done you can do it anywhere but the catch is finding the right muscles to squeeze. It's suggested that after about 8 weeks of Kegel practice you should notice a difference in your frequency of urination.
Thank you for reading my blog, I signed up to try new Tena liners to help with my ooops moments. If you want to try them please visit: lightsbyTENA.co.uk you can also downloaded my pelvice floor fitness "MY PFF" App at lightsbyTENA.co.uk/my-pelvic-floor-fitness.
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