It is peak cold, flu and allergy season once again, and staying germ-free is more important than ever to ensure you don’t catch it. One of the many frustrating side effects of being sick — aside from high fevers, pounding headaches, runny noses and chills — is sneezing. For those with incontinence symptoms, sneezing can cause unwanted leakage due to increased pressure on the bladder. However, there are several solutions out there proven to help control leakage while sneezing! Simply find the one that works best for you, and you’ll be on your way to staying leak-free during the sick season.
1. Cross your legs when sneezing
Crossing your legs when sneezing is an automatic response that can help limit leakage. This simple tactic is a major way to reduce the leakage commonly experienced by those with stress incontinence. Since crossing legs is a natural habit that many people do in public, no one will think twice if you need to quickly readjust your sitting position when you feel a sneeze coming.
2. Implement Kegel exercises into your daily routine
Pelvic exercises, often referred to as Kegel exercises, can improve incontinence symptoms by strengthening the pelvic floor. As a result, strengthening these muscles helps to support healthy function of the bladder, uterus, small intestine, rectum and prostate. Just like any other fitness routine, Kegel exercises take practice and discipline; however, the results are worth it for most people!
3. Choose Wearever for protection
Dealing with incontinence can feel difficult at times but, with a little support, it doesn’t have to be. No matter where or when the urge hits, Wearever men’s briefs and women’s panties offer protection from light to heavy leakage to help keep you pee-proof 24/7/365.
Ultimately, practicing good hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of germs. Thoroughly washing and drying hands, covering the mouth when coughing and disinfecting regularly are some of the best ways to prevent illness.