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Is bouncing on the trampoline with the kids out of the question these days? Does the thought of going for a run bring you out in a cold sweat? If so, you’re not alone.
Let’s get straight to the point - 18% of UK women experience some form of bladder leakage or incontinence* and it’s time to end the stigma that surrounds it.
It’s probably not a common topic of conversation when you meet up with the school mums but there really is no need to feel embarrassed about incontinence. All sorts of factors can impact bladder function, from pregnancy and menopause to diabetes - and it affects both men and women.
People of all ages experience different levels of incontinence and it’s not always entirely related to your age - younger people can suffer from moderate to severe bladder weakness, while some older sufferers have a milder experience of the condition.
There’s no need to let bladder weakness and incontinence hold you back from doing any of the things you love, however. Would you feel embarrassed about a sudden sneezing fit in public? Or let an attack of hayfever stop you from enjoying the sunshine? Hopefully not, and bladder weakness shouldn’t put a stop to your fun either.
The key to living with bladder weakness is finding the perfect product for you. Boots STAYDRY can help with this - we have a wide range of different products with something for everything from light to heavy leaks. Our comprehensive range of products caters for both men and women, and includes liners, pads, day pants, night pants, discreet underwear, slips, and a range of accessories too. We even have an online tool (opens in new tab) to help you select the best product for you.
Managing any health condition with confidence is so much easier when you’re using the right products. But research** shows that one-fifth of women use menstrual products instead of incontinence products for bladder weakness. Yet comfort, discretion and dryness are key when it comes to choosing the right product, so don’t settle for something that isn’t designed for bladder weakness.
STAYDRY is the number 1 incontinence brand sold in Boots*** and offers 4x protection to help you feel secure, confident and dry - whatever you get up to.
Suitable for moderate to heavy bladder weakness, Boots STAYDRY Pants (opens in new tab) are skin-friendly disposable pants designed for all-round comfort. With a better-than-ever fit, having recently been updated, they’re designed to feel more like real underwear and constructed using ultrasonic bonding technology which brings the absorbent core closer to the body, offering better protection from leaks.
The active zone within the absorbent core is capable of locking away over 30x its own weight of liquid as a gel, while a soft top sheet keeps moisture away from the skin. Dermatologically tested, STAYDRY products also have Derma Dry Technology for skin dryness and comfort, and Stay Fresh Technology which provides natural odour protection.
You can buy the STAYDRY range at Boots both online and in-person in our Boots stores.
While it’s normal to feel some embarrassment about buying an incontinence product at first, stocking your bathroom cabinet with the perfect product to help you manage your condition with confidence is the first step to taking back control of your life.
Now, time to assemble the kids - and race them to the trampoline.
* Data from Walgreens Boots Alliance Health of the Nation Study. 3,510 individuals aged 18+ were interviewed October 26th - November 8th 2021.
** Data from research by Walgreens Boots Alliance ‘Understanding the Incontinence Landscape’ dated October 2019.
*** Based on sales data from 04/05/2021 to 03/05/2022.
As a parenting specialist, Heidi has written for Prima Baby, Gurgle and Practical Parenting and was baby gear editor of Mother & Baby magazine for six years, looking after regular consumer features for the shopping pages as well as specialist consumer content such as buying guides and gift guides.
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