Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Healthy Habits: Light Bladder Leaks

As part of National Women’s Health Week (May 14-21), Poise commissioned a NEW survey of 1,000 women over age 40 and found many of them make lifestyle concessions to remedy a common issue nearly 1 in 3 experience – light bladder leaks (LBL)!

So when does LBL strike? According to research, a whopping 72% of women have accidentally leaked when coughing, sneezing or laughing, with coughing being the most common. Workouts can be affected too! In fact, nearly 1 in 4 women surveyed would be hesitant to participate in a class like yoga, spin or Zumba due to possible bladder leaks.

Beyond exercise, we all know that drinking water and staying hydrated is vital to healthy aging. However, nearly half of respondents believe that water increases the chances of bladder leaks, and 35% even admitted to having purposely limited water intake to avoid surprise leaks. These stats alone reveal why it’s important to raise awareness around LBL, normalize the conversation and find better solutions. 
Women’s health expert, Dr. Jessica Shepard, OBGYN, is in this interview to debunk myths surrounding light bladder leaks and discuss a variety of solutions available for the 1 in 3 women with this condition. 

About Jessica Shepherd MD, MBA:
Dr. Shepherd is an OB/GYN and women's health expert and the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women's health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in a comfortable setting.  As an OB/GYN, she practices at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. As a health care expert, she strives to educate women on their bodies and how to address their physical, emotional health in addition to the incorporation of wellness.  Dr. Shepherd is also seen regularly as an expert on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Steve Harvey, CBS News, and FOX news.
  Courtesy: Poise 

1 comment:

  1. I have tried a lot of incontinence pads. These pads are the best I have found for my elderly mother, as well as, for my disabled husband. They are wider at the top and longer than other pads. The only improvement I could suggest is for them to be a little thicker. However, they are still better than any others I have tried.