Too shy to mention a “personal problem” like incontinence to your doc?
Life’s way too short for that. There’s absolutely no need to suffer through the best years of your life with a “down there” issue like a leaky bladder.
This isn’t some old garden faucet beyond any hope of repair. This is a vital part of your body in need of attention.
And more importantly, your quality of life is on the line. Because incontinence can limit what you do… where you go… how long you stay out… and more.
But the latest research reveals what could turn out to be one of the easiest ways to stop a leaky bladder. Not to mention the most surprising.
If you’re not dodging the drip yet, this could ensure it never happens to you. And if you’re living with it already, this same easy step could help plug the leak and give you back your independence.
The hidden “bug problem” behind incontinence
The latest research finally crushes the myth of a “sterile” urinary tract and bladder. In reality, it’s pretty much a party for microbes in there.
When you’ve got the right mix, it’s a gentle and orderly cocktail sort of party where everything goes as expected.
And when you don’t… well… you get unruly guests who can wreck the joint. And that, the new study shows, is what can lead directly to those embarrassing drips and leaks.
The study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology finds bacterial changes in older women, in particular, not only can lead to incontinence but also to different forms of the disorder.
Women who have stress incontinence (when activity makes you pee a little) have different bacteria from women with urgency incontinence (when you get that sudden – and unstoppable need to “go” right NOW).
And women with healthy urinary activity are different from both.
Support your bladder health with GOOD bacteria
Not every case of incontinence is caused by bacteria changes, of course. And researchers aren’t QUITE at the point yet where they can say for sure that specific bacteria can stop the drips, or prevent them in the first place.
But we do know two things definitely seem to play a crucial role. And focusing on these two sides of the same coin could help restore the balance and stop the leaks…
- Diversity: The more TYPES of friendly bacteria you have, the better everything functions – and the lower your risk of both forms of incontinence.
- Strain: While there’s no single magic formula yet, much of the evidence points toward the Lactobacillus family as best for protecting function. (But this strain does so much more than just preserve urinary health. Find out why these good bugs are on mainstream medicine’s naughty list.)
It’s not just incontinence, by the way. Other studies have also found that a healthy bacterial balance down there can protect against urinary tract infections, too.
This latest study is just more proof that taking a probiotic is a wise investment in your health. Your gut and urinary tract bug balance are just too important to ignore.
Look for a high-quality full-spectrum blend that includes a diverse array of friendly bacteria, including the all-important Lactobacillus family highlighted in the new study.