Incontinence otherwise known as bladder weakness, affects more than six million people in the UK. It is more common than hayfever, with one in four women over the age of 35 known to experience bladder weakness. This is mainly due to pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause. It is also estimated that one in nine men experience bladder weakness, usually associated with their prostate.

Our Advice
  • Keep Drinking-Drink normally to quench natural thirst, this should be enough to keep your urine healthy. Your urine should be a pale straw colour.
  • Cut down on tea, coffee and alcohol, these are diuretics which will make the body produce more urine. It is recommended that no more than 4 cups of tea and coffee are consumed per day.
  • Pelvic Floor-practice exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles to aid control of the bladder.
  • Be Prepared-Carry a bag of essentials including spare pants, bladder weakness pads and wet wipes in case of an emergency.
  • Avoid Constipation-Straining can put additional stress on your pelvic floor, so eat plenty of fibre.
  • Keep your GP Informed-It is always a good idea to let your Doctor know if you are experiencing bladder weakness.
  • For more information or advice on bladder weakness call the TENA Advice line on 0845 30 80 803.