Light bladder leakage (LBL) and otherwise known as stress incontinence or urge incontinence, is when someone accidentally leaks a little bit of urine. The surprising news is that despite the subject remaining quite unspoken of, it is very common and actually happens to 1 in 3 Australian women over the age of 35 years of age. An additional 1 in 10 women aged 15 to 30 years’ experience incontinence including light bladder leakage.
Many triggers can cause incontinence and light bladder leakage including stress, coughing, sneezing, exercise, the sound of water, and of course weak pelvic floor muscles caused by pregnancy or menopause. More serious medical conditions like thyroid disorder or diabetes may also cause LBL.
Time and the right solutions can significantly alleviate or resolve light bladder leakage and incontinence. If you are suffering from LBL it is really important to talk to your doctor about how you can work on fixing this problem.
I developed the Modibodi underpants range to provide women with a solution that looked, fit and lasted as long as regular underwear with the benefits of moisture and odour protection built in. Modibodi underpants helps women stay worry free and feel more secure and confident to manage their light bladder leaks (stress incontinence and urge incontinence). The great news is for those women who manage to gain strength back in their pelvic floor muscles again, they can still use Modibodi underpants for protection on hot Summer days, during work outs and travelling, or extra security on period days.
These statistics remind us that while we may feel like the only person with the problem of incontinence, it is certainly not true.