Stress Urinary Incontinence

Do I have Stress Urinary Incontinence?

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI; sometimes referred to as Light Bladder Leakage) is a small, involuntary “spurt” of urine that happens when you cough, laugh, sneeze or perform simple physical tasks. The “spurt” happens because the urethra muscle (which acts as the valve to close the bladder) opens.6

Some women experience an embarrassing little leak from time to time, or when they do certain physical activities like running, jumping or lifting heavy objects.

For other women, SUI is something that worries them all day, every day. These women experience SUI every time they laugh, cough, or sneeze, and often during daily activities. It impacts their choice of activities, their wardrobe and their self-confidence.7 For more information about urinary incontinence please visit: The Canadian Continence Foundation.

The uresta® bladder support can help significantly reduce or stop leaks associated with SUI.

You likely have Stress Urinary Incontinence

Your leaking is likely caused by Stress Urinary
Incontinence
and the uresta® bladder support
would be a great choice for you. You can wear it
all day, if you tend to experience leaking every
now and then when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or
bend down to lift something up. Or you can
wear it only when you know will experience
leaking (for example with exercise) It’s up to you.

SUI is usually caused by a weakening of the
pelvic floor muscles, which prevents them from
doing their job well (the stress in Stress Urinary
Incontinence refers to muscular stress, not
mental stress). The uresta® bladder support was
designed by a urogynecologist to significantly
reduce or stop leaks caused by SUI.

You may have Urge Incontinence

You may have Urge Incontinence (sometimes referred to as Overactive Bladder or OAB) and should see a doctor to discuss what might be causing this. Urge Incontinence could be caused by irritation from an infection or an overactive bladder muscle.8

The uresta® bladder support will not help with the effects of Urge Incontinence.

You may have Mixed Incontinence

You may have Mixed Incontinence. You can definitely use the uresta® bladder support to significantly reduce or stop leaks that happen when you cough, laugh, sneeze or perform physical tasks, but should consult a doctor to discuss what might be causing the leaks that happen when you have to pee and have difficulty getting to the bathroom in time.

Mixed incontinence is caused when you have both Stress Urinary Incontinence and Urge Incontinence

SUI is usually caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, which causes them not to perform as they should.9 The stress in Stress Urinary Incontinence refers to muscular stress, not mental stress. The uresta® bladder support was designed by a urogynecologist to significantly reduce or stop leaking caused by SUI.

Urge incontinence, typically referred to as overactive bladder, can be caused by irritation from infection or by an overactive bladder muscle.10 The uresta® bladder support will not help with the effects of Urge Incontinence.

You may wish to consult your healthcare professional about your symptoms of urinary incontinence.