So You Think You Have Incontinence? But Which Type?
1 in 3 women over 30 in the UK have some form of urinary incontinence. If you are the 1 in 3 that do, do you know which incontinence you have? Kegel8 does!
Why Does it Matter Which Type of Incontinence I Have?
You could be suffering with 'little leaks' or it could be much worse! The first thing you need to do is find out which incontinence you are suffering from. This will be of great benefit to you as you will be able to self- treat the issue and cure your incontinence.
How Do I Find Out?
By simply answering the questions below you will be able to diagnose which incontinence you are suffering from:
Mostly lilac: You could have... Overflow Incontinence
You may have a feeling that your bladder is full, even after you have been to the toilet. This is caused when the muscles around your bladder are not able to squeeze the bladder empty. It is commonly as a result of nerve or muscle damage, perhaps caused by diabetes, multiple sclerosis, surgery or injury. Because you can't empty your bladder completely, the bladder and its associated muscles become slack and less controlled; this causes urine leaking.
Mostly pink: You could have... Urge Incontinence
This is caused by the involuntary bladder contractions that occur as the bladder fills. With this form of incontinence, you will probably be aware of the urgent sensation but will be unable to stop a leakage before getting to the toilet. Urge incontinence usually has 'triggers', such as hearing running water or 'key-in-the-door' syndrome; knowing that you will soon be able to go to the toilet can cause bladder contractions.
Mostly black: You could have... Stress Incontinence
This form of incontinence is extremely common and affects over 2 million people in the UK. Stress incontinence occurs when the muscles in the pelvic floor or sphincter have been weakened or damaged. This is typically caused by childbirth, menopause, being overweight, constipation or chronic coughing.
What Do I Do Now?
If you think you could have a form of incontinence, don't delay! Remember: incontinence is not for life, it can easily be treated. We recommend that you take a look at our Kegel8 Ultra 20 to treat your incontinence and help you to get strong and healthy from the inside out. Visit your GP, or alternatively, for more information on Kegel exercise, pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence help call the Kegel8 customer service team on 01482 496 932.