A really good laugh is something that feels, well, really good. We explore why it can be a trigger for light bladder leakage (LBL), and how you can take steps to manage.

A really good laugh.

There’s nothing like it. A dinner with old friends, the wine is flowing and you are having the BEST time. And then…

You catch yourself. You can’t laugh that hard, because you’re scared you’ll leak.

Stress incontinence happens when you put pressure on your bladder – things like sneezing, coughing, laughing or running all have the same effect, triggering a slight release.

It’s the most common type of bladder weakness in women, caused by childbirth, or other conditions which weaken the pelvic floor muscles, like weight gain.

But these muscles can be strengthened, just like your arms, back or core.

Regular pelvic floor exercises can make a big difference for women affected by this kind of bladder weakness, as does Pilates.

Another big difference to your confidence can be when you use the right product – which many women don’t. Traditional sanitary products aren’t made for LBL. Poise ® products are specifically designed for light to medium protection and up to twice as absorbent, so women of all ages can feel confident no matter what they’re doing – running, yoga, or laughing with friends.

It’s time to reclaim the heartfelt laugh. No holding back.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified health care professional with any questions regarding your concerns.