What is a sensitive bladder?

Information on sensitive bladders

We’ve all done it – laughing so hard we actually pee a little! Even with a healthy bladder, a sneeze or laugh can trigger an involuntary loss of urine. But what if you notice more symptoms of adult incontinence? Here are the details about what leads to urinary incontinence and what you can do about.

About your bladder

Your bladder is the hollow muscular organ that collects urine. When you urinate, your pelvic floor muscles play an important role – this muscle group relaxes at the same time as the bladder contracts (or tightens) in order to let the urine out – and keep it in.

Light adult incontinence

One of the most common bladder problems is a sensitive bladder (or light adult incontinence), which is generally caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles or disorders in the nervous system regulating the bladder.

As you get older, your pelvic floor muscles weaken. This weakening can also occur during pregnancy and after childbirth. When your pelvic floor muscles weaken, you have less control. And that’s when bladder leaks can happen anytime and anywhere.

There are many types of urinary incontinence and it can be a sign of a bigger problem. Make sure to talk to your doctor as soon as you notice the problem.

Simple steps to help incontinence

Here are some simple steps you can take to help prevent embarrassing bladder incidents and feel in control again:

  • Try daily pelvic floor exercises to help strengthen your pelvic floor.
  • To feel confident and fresh even as leaks happen, try new Always Discreet pantiliners and Discreet sanitary pads. They offer amazing sensitive bladder protection. The liners have a thin and flexible design for light protection and the pads have full length Dual LeakGuards™ for slightly heavier leaks.
  • Ask your doctor for more tips. Depending on your type of incontinence, there may be further measures you can take to help control your bladder better.