Health Tips for Women: Managing Bladder Leakage with Doctor Marla Shapiro | Always Discreet

Health Tips for Women: Managing Bladder Leakage with Doctor Marla Shapiro | Always Discreet


My name is Doctor Marla Shapiro, I’m a family
physician, my orientation is preventive medicine and public health
The whole concept of bladder sensitivity has become a very taboo topic
But the truth is that after the age of 18, as many as one in three women can experience
sensitive bladder And while it is true that as you get older
your risk increases – after 70 it’s more than one in two, the fact is that it impacts a
lot of women The single most important thing that women
need to know is that there is not a question that is dumb except that question that you
don’t bring to your doctor In fact, it takes women over six and a half
years on average to be diagnosed That tells us that physicians are not asking
about this specifically and women are not bringing it to the table
So women often feel that they’ve lost control when they begin to get a sensitive bladder
and have urinary leakage, but the fact is that you can be in control
So let’s first look at your life and lifestyle Are there a few pounds that you need to lose?
Because excess weight does make a difference in terms of pressure on the bladder
So look at good diet and nutrition, that’s really important
Then some foods can act as triggers For example, alcohol, citrus, carbonated beverages,
caffenated beverages can do it too So we do see that association
If you’re a smoker, I know how difficult it is to stop, but there’s one more reason
Women who smoke are more at risk for sensitive bladders
So there’s lots that you can do between your diet and lifestyle
And one of the most important things that you can do is wear the right type of protection
because for women who have leakage issues, we want to know that you’re using the right
type of protection that’s going to keep it discreet, get rid
of the odor – women are so fearful of the odor and if they’re worried about being embarrassed
they don’t participate in life

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