Bladder leaks? Four ways to take action
As the holiday season approaches, an overactive bladder can become even more of an issue for the nearly 20% of the UK population affected by the condition. The combination of increased alcohol consumption, richer food choices, and more time spent away from home can all exacerbate overactive bladder symptoms.
It can mean your bladder becomes the Grinch who stole Christmas – leaving you nervous about making long car journeys to see loved ones; worried about leaks when you play with your grandchildren or fearful about getting caught short in a public place.
Bladder-care brand Jude is here to help with the best advice on how to tackle urinary issues, so you don’t have to say ‘bah humbug’ this year and can enjoy your Christmas without worries.
More than five million people in the UK suffer from an Overactive Bladder (OAB) and it affects men and women equally. However, lifestyle changes can make a real difference and there are practical steps you can take during the festive season, to ensure you don’t end up feeling like Scrooge.
Bladder health brand Jude is on a mission to shatter the silence surrounding urinary issues, fostering candid discussions about incontinence and helping you get on with your life leak-free.
Its team of experts understand the impact OAB can have on your daily life. They’ve compiled five tips to ensure that your bladder problems don’t interfere with the joy of the festive season.
It’s all too easy to knock back the wine or festive fizz at a party, but if you’re struggling with bladder problems, soft drinks or a mocktail may turn out to be your best friend.
If you still want to enjoy a tipple or two, try sipping water at the same time as enjoying a beer or a glass of wine. It can help dilute the effects of alcohol. Even better try a 0% or low-alcohol beer, mocktail or wine.
The fear of not being able to control your bladder can make taking long journeys a daunting prospect. During the holiday season, this can lead to missing out on cherished moments with loved ones.
Fortunately, there are practical steps you can take to reclaim your travel freedom and confidently embark on those long-awaited trips.
Jude Bladder Strength supplements are a perfect Christmas present to yourself to make this year’s festive season something to celebrate.
Customers say the supplements reduce their urge to go when out and about, keep them dry at night and support them during long car journeys.
The ingredients include Pumpkin Seed Extract, which relaxes bladder overactivity and restores hormone balance, and Soy Phytoestrogen which helps to regulate bladder contraction and increase collagen production in the pelvic floor.
They are so effective that 9.2 out of 10 participants in a clinical trial said taking Jude’s supplements had improved their quality of life, with 66% reporting fewer daily leaks, and 70% fewer night-time bathroom visits.
Developed with urogynaecologists and Harvard Medical School professor Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, PhD, MBA, Jude Bladder Strength Supplements have been tried and tested by more than 20,000 people in the UK.
Many customers report a difference in less than a month – meaning you could be leak-free before Christmas.
Research has shown that strengthening your pelvic floor improves many of the symptoms of bladder problems and can prevent leaks.
Exercises make a difference and you can do them anywhere without anyone knowing. So, this Christmas why not ring in the changes and give them a seasonal twist.
If you learn how to urinate properly, you’ll have a better chance of fully emptying your bladder, reducing the urgency and frequency of bathroom breaks.
When you need to pee, ensure you’re adopting the right posture.
If you find yourself going for a ‘just in case’ wee, it’s time to stop. When we go to the loo too frequently, it can train our bladder to feel the urge more often than necessary. Ensure you only go when you genuinely feel the call to pee.
Enjoy 20% off Jude Bladder Strength Supplements and save up to £15 on your first order. Use code SAGA20 at checkout for the 20% discount or click this link to the Jude website and 20% will automatically be deducted when you go to pay.
*T&Cs: Single use discount code. For new customers only. Offer valid until December 31 2023. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Written by Phillipa Cherryson she/her
Phillipa Cherryson is a senior digital editor for Saga Exceptional. Phillipa has been a journalist for 30 years, writing for local and national newspapers, UK magazines and reporting onscreen for ITV. In her spare time she loves the outdoors and is a trainee mountain leader and Ordnance Survey Champion.