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    Discover how bladder leaks (incontinence) can feel like no big deal

    5 tips on how to manage bladder leaks discreetly

    More than 40 million American women older than age 40 are affected by sensitive bladder in their daily lives. In fact, almost one in three women say their sensitive bladders keep them from visiting friends, and 30 percent admit their sensitive bladders affect their relationships with their partners.

    Lifestyle and positive aging expert Barbara Hannah Grufferman has teamed up with Always Discreet to offer helpful tips on how to manage a sensitive bladder with more discretion and confidence:

    Exercise. Exercise can help you gain control of your pelvic floor muscles and keep you in shape, which has a direct effect on your bladder. Lower impact sports such as cycling, yoga or walking are ideal activities for women with sensitive bladders, because they help manage your weight while reducing pressure on your bladder. When doing abdominal exercises, watch out for crunches, which can put pressure on your pelvic floor. Instead, try incorporating core-strengthening exercises like planks.

    Use the right protection. Only 11 percent of women with sensitive bladders use the right product specifically designed for incontinence. New Always Discreet in liners, pads and underwear – a product line made for women with sensitive bladders – offers the perfect combination of absorption, comfort, odor protection, plus a discreet fit that helps make bladder leaks feel like no big deal. For more information and to find the right product based on your needs, visit

    Embrace your age. This can be a very powerful concept – letting go of your younger self to embrace and love your older self. Treat yourself with kindness, respect and take care of yourself as you would your children, your family and your friends.

    Share how you feel. Most women don’t want to talk about their sensitive bladders, even with their doctors, because they’re embarrassed. However, sharing your experiences and feelings with other people who are going through the same thing will often put your mind at ease, because you won’t feel so alone. Consider joining online forums, many of which can be anonymous, like the Always Discreet forum.

    Talk with your partner. It’s essential to bring your partner into the conversation. If you’re comfortable with who you are and what your body is experiencing, your partner will be too. The fear of the conversation often tends to be worse than the conversation itself, and you’ll feel even closer to your partner afterward.

    For more tips and articles from Barbara Hannah Grufferman, go to


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