Female Runners with Incontinence

Female Runners with Incontinence

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Whether you embark on a daily run or plan to train for a marathon, nothing should hold you back from accomplishing your goals - especially incontinence. 

As we have covered in previous blogs, incontinence can take heavy emotional tolls as once it develops, it can feel like it is taking over your daily life. You begin to worry, get anxious, over plan and even skip out on the things you used to enjoy in fear that incontinence will strike at the most inconvenient time. 

This same sentiment is especially true for our athletic customers. Athletes tend to have a sense of pride in their bodies, and often begin to feel ashamed and frustrated when they feel their body is “failing” them. But with Activekare, we don’t believe that anyone should ever feel ashamed of their body. 

If you are experiencing incontinence, it could be the beginning of a neurological condition, pelvic organ prolapse or certain types of cancer which is why you should speak to your family doctor first about your symptoms. Incontinence/bladder leaks is however extremely common, and nothing to be ashamed about. 

If you are a routine runner or an ambitious marathon runner but worried if incontinence will make these goals impossible or uncomfortable, we have the products for you!

1. Contiform® Bladder Support Pessary 3 Size Kit

Contiform is a great solution for incontinence in active women. It is NOT suitable for patients with a prolapse past a grade 2 and the rule of thumb is - If you can retain a tampon you can retain Contiform.

Contiform has a split in the collar which allows it to be easily folded/reduced in size for insertion into the vagina. It also helps reduce any excess pressure on the bladder neck, to prevent obstruction to urinary flow. Making it a great solution when exerting motion in your pelvic floor, which we most often do when we are running. 

The device must be replaced when it no longer effectively supports the urethra. This is usually every 30 – 45 days (or much longer if used only a few times per week).

  • Non-toxic
  • Eco-friendly 
  • Available in 3 sizes

If you want to know if Contiform is the right fit for your needs, give us a call and we’d be happy to help! 

2. Attends Underwear For Women (Multiple Options) 

If you are interested in a less invasive option to combat possible leaks while on your run, a good alternative is underwear that can catch it all. 

Both the discreet and advanced Attends lines are worn under clothing like regular underwear and they provide an alternative to briefs for more active individuals. They have tear-away side panels for easy removal and are recommended for moderate to heavy incontinence. 

This premium product is designed with a soft, cloth-like breathable fabric and full-belly elastic waistband for a comfortable, contoured fit. The advanced core materials have a high moisture capacity, channeling fluid and locking it away to keep the skin dry and healthy. 

This premium product is designed with a soft, Breathable Waistband, which helps promote skin wellness. ConfidenceCuff™ Protection helps prevent leaks around the legs, and the Super Absorbent Core helps pull wetness away from the skin to keep you dry.

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So if you are ready to get back into running, or check “run a marathon” off your bucket list - do it confidently with ActiveKare! 

If you have any questions, contact us! 

Don't worry, we didn’t forget our active men! In our most recent blog, we share some of our incontinence products for active men who like to spend long days golfing and fishing. Check that out here.

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