Come on! I know this is difficult to discuss, but we have to discuss it because there are women who experience it but are too embarrassed to talk about it, don’t know what to do and don’t know what products are available to use. Well, let me start the discussion, just repeat after me… incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or even overactive bladder syndrome. How did that feel? A little uncomfortable? I get it, but if you are uncomfortable, that is a good thing because it allows you to take the steps to get comfortable with it and take charge of your bladder leaks. Have you ever heard such a funny joke and you laughed until you peed yourself, then had to rush to the restroom? Or have you sat and watched TV and noticed a little pee seep out, involuntarily? There are so many instances where this could happen, and I can’t lie, I have experienced it and it was difficult for me to talk with my doctor or anyone. Frankly, who really wants to hear about it, let alone talk about it, right? You are not alone! There is nothing to be embarrassed of and it’s actually normal. Did you know that 1-in-3 women have bladder leaks? Also, did you know that 1-in-2 African American women ages 18 and over experience bladder leaks but only 1-in-9 African American women use incontinence products to help protect against bladder leaks? As an African American woman, I needed to find out if this could be true, so I asked my own female family members and friends about it and guess what? Most of them have experienced bouts of overactive bladder and incontinence but are uncomfortable purchasing incontinence products or even discussing the subject. My mind was blown! Personally, I experienced my first bladder leak during my second pregnancy (at the age of 36) and my first thought was “Yikes! What is going on?” I actually kept it to myself and finally got the courage to mention it to my doctor. He said it was normal and treated it as such. As a result, I no longer felt embarrassed even though I thought that I could just use a period pad and all would be right with the world. Turns out I was wrong because of the strong odor. Oops! You live and you learn, right?
Always Discreet is a thin and amazing product that protects against odors and is a better choice for bladder leaks than period pads. I tried the Always Discreet incontinence liners for myself and it didn’t feel like I was wearing a pad of any kind. It is thin enough that I forgot I had it on. I was able to go about my day cleaning up the kitchen, doing a bit of grocery shopping, and interacting with my family without worrying about bladder leakage.
Always Discreet has an entire line of incontinence products that includes liners, pads and underwear that is suitable for light to heavy bladder leaks. Let’s talk a bit about the different Always Discreet products that are available:
Always Discreet Incontinence Liners:
- Absorbs light bladder leaks (2x more than the leading period liner), and has RapidDry™ which turns liquid to gel for absorption and OdorLock™ technology protection which helps trap and neutralize the odors specific to urine.
Always Discreet Incontinence Pads:
- Absorbs moderate to heavy bladder leaks (holds 4x more than period pads of a similar size), has RapidDry™ and OdorLock™ protection plus Double LeakGuards™ barriers that helps to stop leaks at the legs and is 45% thinner than the leading incontinence brand.
Always Discreet Incontinence Underwear:
- Abosorbs heavy bladder leaks, RapidDry™ and OdorLock™ protection, Double LeakGuards™ barriers, and has a 360 FormFit™ design, which has a contoured core that hugs your curves for a smooth, comfortable fit, unlike bulky adult diapers.
Now, let’s discuss the answers to some questions you may have:
Where can I find a video that discusses important information as it relates to Always Discreet and bladder leaks?
- Answer: Check out the Always Discreet + Walmart campaign video.
Where can I learn more about the types of incontinence?
- Answer: Visit the Always Discreet website
I like to save money. Are there any coupons or ways I can save on my next purchase?
- Answer: Absolutely! Always Discreet coupon offers are available for your use.
Now that we have had our discussion, how do you feel? Can you say the words now? Let’s test it…incontinence, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence or even overactive bladder syndrome. That was easy, right? Now, do me a favor. Discuss the topic with some of your friends and family members, and let them know how easy it is to talk about and take care of. Never, ever feel like you can’t live your best life and know that you are worth it.
Until Next Time!
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