While urinary leakage is often thought of as a disorder of the elderly, it is actually quite common. Here's why we need to break the stereotype.
No, urine leakage is not just a problem for women over the age of 65. There are many clichés about this condition, but it affects women of all ages. The causes are varied.
According to a study conducted by Ifop, the French Institute of Public Opinion, bladder weakness affects 3 million women in France. Despite this, the study reveals that this disorder remains a taboo subject for 43% of French people.
What causes urinary leakage?
There are many causes of urine leakage, such as excessive physical activity, coughing, high blood pressure, asthma, an overactive bladder or cardiovascular problems. Finally, pregnant women can experience urinary leakage during their pregnancy. About 4 out of 10 women are affected by this problem during pregnancy.
What to do if you experience urinary leakage?
If you experience urine leakage, don't panic, it's not just your problem. There is no reason to feel ashamed. It is recommended that you consult a doctor who will help you to identify the causes and guide you through the condition, for example with treatment.
How can I live with urinary leakage without worrying about it?
To avoid accidents, it is recommended that you use reusable menstrual knickers. They will ensure your comfort and peace of mind. The Bamboo House website offers menstrual panties, which can also be used for urine leakage.