“I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Always Discreet®. I received I received free samples from P&G. All opinions stated are my own.”
I’m a forty-something-year old woman. I don’t always like to admit my age. In my heart and mind I am much younger than my actual age. Sadly, I am starting to look my age. I am seeing wrinkles pop up here and there and I am always coloring my hair to rid it of the gray, white and silver that keeps coming back.
Growing up I used to listen to my mom, her friends and other older relatives talk about things that happen with age – in addition to the wrinkle and gray hair they would also talk about menopause and bladder leakage. Back then I told myself I would never let those things happen to me – or at least I’d try to hold them off as long as possible.
Fast forward to today. I see the wrinkles, I fight the changing color of my hair and I occasionally have to deal with bladder leakage.
The bladder leakage started about a year ago. It’s not a huge problem, and I hope it will never be, but its still concerning and I always worry about having a leak at the worst possible time.
I find that it happens at a lot at night. I get up at least once a night to use the bathroom. Sometimes I don’t wake up soon enough and even if I race to the bathroom there might be some leakage. Then I have to clean up and change underwear. It’s not something I want to do at 3:00 in the morning.
Trust me, it’s NOT a subject I am comfortable talking about. In fact, it’s embarrassing. But I know I am not alone. There are more than 40 million American women of all ages who experience bladder leaks, ranging from women who are middle aged or menopausal, have been pregnant, and are obese or diabetic.
I think I might have a sensitive bladder. Even when I was young I always had to go to the bathroom. That drove my dad crazy on a road trip from New York to Florida. We must have stopped at every rest stop along the way just for me. That is why he sent my sister and I back home on a plane rather than drive back to New York with me.
When you have a sensitive bladder the littlest thing can cause a leak including sneezing, laughing, coughing and exercising.
One in three women have a sensitive bladder, and only one in seven women are using the right products designed for bladder leaks. Many women use products designed to handle periods, which are not designed for bladder leakage. I know this to be true from experience. I have used regular panty liners to protect against the occasional leak and they have not worked out well.
Always Discreet makes several products to help women who deal with bladder leakage including liners, pads and underwear. Always Discreet are from the Always brand, a global leader in feminine care that’s protected women for over 30 years. Always is my brand of choice when it comes to period protection, so it makes sense to choose them for bladder leakage too.
Always Discreet products absorb leaks and odors in seconds, thanks to a super absorbent core that turns liquid to gel in seconds. The Advanced Core Technology absorbs leaks in seconds and locks away wetness for hours. The OdorLock™ Technology helps to neutralizes urine odor instantly and continuously.
I have tried Always Discreet liners. I was concerned that they might be big and bulky. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they are very comfortable to wear. In fact, I barely feel like I am wearing any protection at all.
Now I can feel confident when I am out and about. There is no need to worry about something happening if I sneeze, cough or anything else that could trigger a leak.
Don’t let bladder leakage ruin your fun or affect your confidence. Give Always Discreet a try. You’ll be glad you did.
For more information visit the Always Discreet website. You can also check out the brand on Facebook. You can also see what others are saying about this subject by checking out the hashtag #LaughAllYouWant.
Are you having issues with bladder leakage?
Have you tried Always Discreet products?
Feel free to share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.
*I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by Always Discreet®. I received I received free samples from P&G. All opinions stated are my own.