An open letter for someone who is experiencing incontinence.
If you are one of those who suffers from bladder incontinence, this open letter is for you. For sure you find managing everyday life quite a challenge. You feel anxious as occasional leaks may happen anytime, anywhere.
Do not let incontinence prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest. In many cases, it can be prevented, better managed and even cured. Seek medical help to better understand this condition and to find the best treatment option.
Meanwhile, here are some practical tips to help you get through the day even with incontinence :
Exercise your pelvic floor
Incontinence is caused by the loss of resilience of the muscles in our pelvic floor that keeps the control of urination. This can be caused by various reasons like aging, pregnancy or other underlying medical conditions. Pelvic floor exercises can help you manage incontinence better. Five minutes of pelvic exercises a day can significantly reduce incontinence. Now search for an exercise that fits you!
Plan your day
If you are planning to go on a trip, or just simply going out for work or meeting, incontinence can distract you. Two things that might help you for the day: 1. Watch out the amount of your fluid intake. Make sure you are hydrated since drinking too little can also irritate your bladder. 2. Make sure to make time for some kegel or pelvic floor exercises before you go out since this can reduce the risk of leaks.
Use the right pad.
Another key to well manage bladder leaks is the use of the right pad. Many are still using incontinence products such as diapers, sanitary napkins and pantyliners. However, little did they know most of these pads do not give them the best comfort and protection against leaks, bacteria, odor and wetness.
No need to fret or worry. So Sure incontinence pad uses the most advanced technology to address these concerns. The first local brand in it’s category here in the Philippines, So Sure pad was tested and proven by the UP Diliman College of Chemistry to be 2x more absorbent than the existing imported brands. It is also antibacterial, antifungal thus it prevents skin rashes and helps the user stay fresh up to 4 hours! Not just that, So Sure comes in two variants, the 340mm and the 440 mm so men and women can both enjoy life even with incontinence!
Don’t let incontinence inconvenience your life. Enjoy and live your day.
to the fullest,
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Life with Continence: Continence Foundation of Australia. Retrieved October 12, 2020 from continence.org au