Hi, I’m male and 56-year-old. I would class myself as a very active person and take part in a lot of physical activity I go to the gym regularly and like to go jogging or walking in my free time. I’ve recently noticed when I do any physical activity I have started to leak urine and I find this very embarrassing. It is putting me off doing the things I love and making me nervous on a daily basis in case other people notice. I really need some help on what to do to treat me or what products may protect me. I don’t know why this has suddenly started but I need to get it sorted as soon as possible so I can try get on with my life as normal as possible.
How are you getting on with the products? I hope you have found something to provide you with reliable protection.
If you aren’t already, I would suggest cutting back on caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as these are known bladder irritants. Cutting back on citrus juices and carbonated beverages like soda can also help.
You can also try and improve elimination habits. Ensure you take regular and frequent trips to the toilet to empty your bladder to try and recondition it.
Although this is not always a culprit, carrying excessive weight can put pressure on the bladder and weaken pelvic floor muscles. Try and ensure you aren’t carrying any extra pounds to prevent this happening further.
Have you been trying Kegel exercises? These should make a significant difference over time.