Taking Charge of Their Health and Aging
Television personality and author of Why Did I Come Into This Room? Joan Lunden, and her daughter Jamie Hess, a wellness mentor (@NYCfitfam), believe in empowering discussions on women’s health and aging.
Here they tackle a common issue that impacts 1 in 3 women—bladder leakage.
Q: Why is it important to talk about bladder leakage?
(Joan) The embarrassment of leakage, which can happen to women at any age, can be isolating. In my book, I wanted to talk about aging in a way that’s honest, relatable and shareable. I even have a chapter titled, “Sometimes I Laugh So Hard, Tears Run Down My Legs!” Many women may not think bladder leakage is common…and many are too scared to talk about it.
Q: What causes bladder leakage?
(Joan) Bladder leakage is usually caused by Stress Urinary Incontinence
(SUI). It occurs when simple movements put pressure on the bladder. To strengthen the pelvic floor, women have been told for years to do their Kegels. But the problem is…50% of women are unable to do a Kegel correctly! (Jamie) I struggled with leakage after childbirth and I can tell you that pads and leakproof undies don’t get to the heart of the issue, and let’s face it, they’re embarrassing, too!
Q: How does INNOVO work?
(Jamie) INNOVO gave me a life-changing, non-invasive solution that delivers pelvic floor strengthening Kegels with the push of a button. I wear INNOVO smart shorts for 30 minutes a day. It’s discreet, no prescription is needed, and it’s easy to use at home.