January 15, 2016
Commence flu season and the uncontrollable coughs and sneezes that come with it. In addition to all the usual symptoms, if you are a new mom, a baby boomer, or an athlete, getting a cold may bring something extra.
If you have urinary incontinence, stress events like this also mean bladder leakage. So, when you sneeze or cough, not only do you spread germs everywhere, but the pressure exerted on the pelvic floor probably causes you to leak a little too.
Women who have stress urinary incontinence (SUI) know all to well the anxiety caused by a seemingly harmless common cold. Going out to do anything puts you at risk of having an ‘oops moment’.
It’s bad enough being sick without the constant fear of peeing your pants in public or the added discomfort of bulky incontinence pads.
So what are women to do when they catch that awful bug?
Fortunately, there’s a new solution for those embarrassing bladder leaks!
Finess is the first and most clinically tested incontinence product that has been cleared by the FDA to stop bladder leakage. Finess is not an insert and does not absorb urine like a pad or adult diaper. Rather, Finess blocks leaks before they happen. To use Finess, simply place it over the urethral opening, and the specially formulated hydrogel adhesive gently seals it into place until you remove and replace it at your next bathroom visit. The next time you cough or sneeze, Finess stops urine from escaping.
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