Incontinence In Women Is More Common Than Hay Fever – So Why Are So Many Women Embarrassed?
4 September 2014A survey from lights by TENA has revealed that more women suffer from incontinence and light bladder leakage than hay fever. It is twice as common as hay fever in women. TENA found that 54 per cent of ladies in the UK experience bladder weakness, making it twice as common as hay fever, which only 27 per cent suffer from on a regular basis. They also found that light bladder weakness is experienced by so many that it is even more common than everyday ailments including coughs (18 per cent), colds (20 per cent) and sore throats (16 per cent).It is three times more likely to occur than conditions like eczema and mouth ulcers, which are experienced by 13 per cent of British ladies. So what are the affects of bladder weakness? Bladder weakness also prevents one in 10 women from carrying out their usual routine, with 41 per cent neglecting their social lives because of it. It is also one of the biggest worry for pregnant women, with 28 per cent fretting over light bladder weakness. TENA brand manager, Sian Dixon says “With so many women in the UK admitting they experience light bladder weakness, it’s a shame to see that a large proportion still feel they need to keep this a secret,” “We hope that by showing women how common this is, we can inspire them to open up and break the stigma.” Despite bladder weakness being so common, women are still reluctant to tackle the issue, with 30 per cent finding it embarrassing to talk about and over half labelling it as a taboo subject. TENA’s poll also revealed that women are so ashamed that one in five are turning to unsuitable sanitary protection to avoid buying incontinence products. Most are opting for products meant for periods, instead of purpose-made bladder weakness products designed for the thinner and faster flow of little leaks. As a lot of women are too ashamed to buy incontinence products. Here at Incontinence UK we’re one of the leading suppliers of Incontinence Products in the UK and we have a full range of products available for you to buy including our range of incontinence pants and incontinence pads. We understand the sensitive nature of any condition associated with incontinence, therefore we pay careful attention to ensure all enquiries are dealt with in a discreet and confidential manner. We also ensure that deliveries are not in any marked boxes or bags so that the contents of your package will only be known to yourself. Best wishes Incontinence UK Team www.incontinenceuk.co.uk