5 Tips for Managing Bladder Leakage in Teens

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5 Tips for Managing Bladder Leakage in Teens

Bladder incontinence is thought of as an annoyance that is something that only happens to older, senior adults, this is a myth. Although this condition is more prevalent among those in aged forty and older, it is also a condition that can surface in teens. Teenagers who suffer from this condition can become withdrawn and depressed. Here are five simple tips for managing bladder leakage in teens.

1. Muscle Exercises – Learning how to do Kegel exercises to control the muscles will help to tighten the muscles and decrease the chance of bladder leakage.

2. Emptying the Bladder at Timed Intervals – One way to make sure that there are no accidents is to empty the bladder at regular intervals. Teach the child to urinate as soon as they wake up. Strengthen the bladder by having them urinate when the need arises and teach them to try and extend the time frame over time.

3. Bladder training – This is an effective way to decrease the chance of bladder leakage. Try exercises to tighten the urethra and make it sync with the bladder. This will help to eliminate accidents.

4. Reduce Stress – An over-active bladder can sometimes signify stressful situations. If your child is experiencing stress, take steps to reduce the stress situation in their lives.

5. Reduce Caffeine – Reducing your child’s caffeine intake will decrease frequent urination. The ingredients in caffeinated drinks such as colas can cause spasms in the bladder which can lead to leakage.

5 Tips for Managing Bladder Leakage in Teens

Protecting Yourself from Bladder Leakage

Utilizing these five simple tips for managing bladder leakage in teens will help you in teaching them how to take control of the situation. Depend provides a variety of discreet products that come in different styles and sizes. There are some styles that are suitable for teens which are not bulky or noticeable. In fact, they look and feel no different than regular underwear.

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#Underwareness is a national campaign by Depend which is geared to eliminate the stigma associated with bladder incontinence. Depend will be donate $1, up to $3 million, over the next three years to charities that advance the research, education and awareness of bladder leakage for:

-Every pant drop, photo and video shared Using #Underwareness and #DropYourPants; and
-Every personal video made about what Underwareness means to you that is uploaded to YouTube and tagged #Underwareness and #DropYourPants

Be sure to visit the Underwareness landing page to join the movement and request free samples of Depend.

About Catherine

Catherine is a self-proclaimed "organization junkie" living in Los Angeles. She blogs about family, entertainment, food and anything else that pops into her mind.

Comments

  1. Karen Glatt says

    I had no idea that teens had bladder leakage. I thought it was always for older people. These are very good tips in helping anyone with bladder leakage problems.

  2. I suffered through my teen years with an over active bladder, oh the stress caused by it! It was absolutely horrible. I wish there was a campaign like this back then, so I knew I wasn’t alone.

  3. Nicole Dz says

    Muscle Exercises are a great tip for this. I do mine daily. I love the depends brand, great protection!

  4. Charlene Kuser says

    I never even considered teens having bladder leaks.I always thought of older people having this problem.It must be so embarrassing for them since they are so active.I do think caffeine is a big problem for teens and all those energy drinks.This is a very informative post.

  5. I’ve never heard of bladder incontinence in teens before. Quite an informative article.

  6. Thank you for sharing this article. I never knew some teens had this problem. These are all great tips to help strengthen bladder muscles.

  7. Good tips for anyone. Didn’t know about colas & coffee.

  8. This is an amazing post, very informative, i didnt know that teens have bladder issues like Karen said i thought it was just for older people. I guess it doesnt matter at what age. Great tips.

  9. Linda Carmical says

    I’m with Samantha and Karen; I had no idea. It’s hard enough for an older person to deal with. I imagine it’s even more so horrible for a teen.


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