Managing Bladder Weakness

If you’re starting a Kegel routine using the Angel, you'll soon be blessed with a stronger pelvic floor and better control over your urges. While you’re on your journey to restore your floor, we’ve got a bucket-load of tips to help you tackle the daily challenge of incontinence.

On the Go

Bladder weakness can make trips or travelling worrying, especially long distances by car, train, plane, or bus. Planning ahead can relieve these worries and help you enjoy the journey.

  • Make sure to stock up on bladder control pads and carry laundry detergent. You might find it useful to have wet wipes and hand wash, plastic bags, and a deodorised spray to remove any odours.
  • Check out possible places to stop along the route of a long car journey. If you’re flying or travelling by train, an aisle seat will allow easier access to the toilet.
  • Find out about the laundry facilities in your rental house, hotel, B’n’b, or campsite. A mini clothes horse or washing line could help.
  • For the journey, wear comfy clothes you can slip in and out of. It’s a good idea to bring a second outfit within reach.

At the Office

Bladder weakness at work can cause major unease for both men and women. Timing your toilet breaks or sprucing up after a leak can make it difficult to concentrate, affecting your time management and productivity. We know it’s not an easy object to navigate with colleagues or bosses, but there are a few small things you can do to make your day easier.

  • Depending on the severity of your issue, there may be a manager or HR professional you could share your worries with. Remember, one in three women suffer from bladder leaks and many more have experienced pregnancy or age-related urgency. You’re not the first and you won’t be the last!
  • Keep a schedule with several small breaks planned in, so you don’t need to sacrifice productivity for urgent leaks.
  • Keep a supply of the products you like to use in your desk, carry spare underwear in a handbag (who doesn’t?), and if possible, keep a spare pair of trousers on hand.

In the Gym

A weak pelvic floor plus exercising can often equal an accident. As a result, many women avoid the gym or their running shoes - this isn’t a good solution! Losing fitness can weaken your bladder control even further, making it harder to train up again. Follow these tips to get sweaty without leaking, and don’t let your bladder weakness dictate your day.

  • If your issues are severe, avoid high-intensity training involving running or jumping. Cycling or weight lifting are an excellent alternative, or simple yoga and pilates both train the pelvic floor.

As the Kegel Angel Balls improve your strength and control, you may feel more comfortable returning to high-intensity training — even taking it up for the first time!

  • Make an Angel session part of your everyday exercise programme. Within four weeks, you will notice improvements to your core strength as well as your bladder control.
  • Avoiding drinking tea or coffee before exercising. These fluids are diuretics, which increase bladder activity. Although it is important to keep hydrated, avoid drinking large amounts of water before going for a run.

As well as physical effects, incontinence can strike your self-esteem and dignity,  leading to isolation, distress and depression. Make sure you’re talking about it with those you love and trust, or others with similar symptoms. They could be new mothers, mature ladies, or athletics lovers. Remember, women are powerful, sexy, and strong at every age and every stage.

The Angel is ideal for speedy recovery from childbirth or to strengthen your muscles as you age. However, every woman is different, so we advise double-checking with your doctor or physiotherapist if you’re concerned about your specific needs.  

 

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Please note that advice offered by Kegel Angel may not be relevant to your individual case. For specific concerns regarding your health, always consult your physician or other licensed medical practitioners.