Running & Urinary Incontinence • 4 Tips for Women
Lucie, a 31-year-old runner, is suffering from urinary incontinence. She has been an active runner for seven years. Ashamed of her leaky bladder condition, she does not dare tell a soul. She wears protection to avoid wetting her underwear. Since the subject is somewhat taboo among her peers, we’d like to help Lucie and anyone else suffering from this condition by removing the stigma and addressing this health challenge.
While bladder leakage is certainly annoying, it shouldn’t prevent women – or men – from running and keeping a regular training schedule. Although urinary incontinence can also affect men, women are more likely to suffer from the condition at some point in their lives. For this reason we’re focusing here on bladder leakage among women. We’ve broken down the problem and identified some simple solutions.
What is bladder leakage?
Medically known as “Stress Urinary Incontinence” (SUI), the condition describes involuntary bladder leakage. This is often triggered by an active lifestyle, like that of a runner, but can also come from coughing, sneezing or laughing too hard. Unfortunately, SUI comes with little to no warning signs; without the urge to use the bathroom, it often catches you…
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