Shine a Spotlight on Menopause – As a former Olympic Games world champion, Dr Jana Pittman now specialises in women’s health. She has teamed up with Modibodi to discuss unspoken symptoms of menopause, giving expert advice on one of the lesser-known signs/symptoms of menopause: incontinence
Dr Jana reveals:
One of the unspoken side effects of menopause is incontinence, with over 50% of menopausal women experiencing urinary tract infections.
Lower estrogen levels weaken the pelvic floor, thinning the urethra (the tube that removes urine from the bladder) – this leads to an increase in urinary incontinence and prolapse.
Whilst there is no magic wand to make the symptoms disappear, there are things you can take and do to help manage the symptoms.
To help this issue, the UK’s number one leak-proof apparel brand, Modibodi, has launched the Ultra range -its most absorbent product yet, to manage incontinence in a more dignified, discreet, and comfortable way.
Holding 250mls of liquid with a design that is quick-drying, the Ultra range feels less bulky than a stiff pad and looks like regular underwear.
All women experience perimenopause and menopause in different ways. For many women, perimenopause can be a challenging time which relates to the years leading up to the cessation of periods.
While some will find this period easy, others will be stopped dead in their tracks by a variety of symptoms including hot flushes, vaginal dryness, and sleepless nights.
However, one of the potential unspoken side effects of menopause is incontinence, with over 50% of menopausal women experiencing urinary tract infections.
Dr Jana Pittman says “Estrogen has a lot to answer for. An important consideration around the time of menopause due to the lower estrogen levels is the weakening of the pelvic floor and thinning of the urethra (the tube that removes urine from the bladder). This leads to an increase in urinary incontinence and prolapse.”
“Whilst there is no magic wand to make the symptoms disappear completely, there are things you can take and do to help manage the symptoms. Modibodi’s collection of comfy and highly absorbent undies helps deal with this. Holding 250mls of liquid and with a design that is quick-drying, the Ultra range feels less bulky than a stiff pad (no more rustling) and looks and feels like regular underwear, so you can manage leaks in a comfortable and discreet way. The design patent-pending technology provides a solution to menopausal incontinence that is comfortable, stylish, and designed to give you the control and confidence you need when experiencing life’s leaks.”
Modibodi’s Ultra range is now available in the brand’s best-selling Sensual Hi-Waist Brief shape to help suit everybody’s needs.
Designed to support incontinence, the unique patent pending floating gusset absorbs up to 250 millilitres of liquid. This innovative technology offers the highest level of absorbency within their range, whilst the floating gusset technology allows for greater airflow, ensuring a quicker dry time.
Absorbent, breathable and soft on the skin, their Ultra underwear range is made with 95% Bamboo Viscose and 5% Elastane. The dry-to-touch and wicking recycled Polybrush gusset lining is anti-odour and coloured black to help prevent unwanted stains.
For more information view the Modibodi full range here.