Competitive Female Athletes More at Risk for Urinary Incontinence

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Until now urinary incontinence has mainly been considered a problem of the elderly. However, recent studies have demonstrated that young, physically fit women also suffer from bladder leaks. It seems that involvement in high-impact sports activity can increase the risk of urinary incontinence (Jean-Baptiste and Hermieu, 2010). In fact, more and more studies regarding urinary incontinence in young women who participate in certain athletic activities at a competitive level indicate that stress urinary incontinence is not always associated with weak pelvic floor muscles, and that tone dysfunction and muscle coordination may be the cause of incontinence. While some young women choose to sprint and bear it, others withdrawal from participating in sports activities, as they begin to represent a threat to their health, self-esteem and well-being.

The highest prevalence of bladder leaks is found in sports that involve high impact activities such as Gymnastics, Track and Field and some ball sports; this incontinence can occur both in anatomically sound athletes, and in athletes in whom sports causes otherwise silent anatomical defects to surface.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

If you have stress incontinence, you may experience urine loss on these occasions:

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Laughing
  • Getting up from a sitting position
  • Heavy lifting

Incontinence does not always occur in these situations, but any increased pressure may make you more vulnerable to the involuntary loss of urine, especially when the bladder is full. Stress incontinence is a very common condition that mainly affects women for the particular configuration of their pelvis-perineal muscles, between the abdomen and the pelvis. Urine loss occurs as a result of physical movement. The stress exceeds the maximum restraining pressure of the urethra and causes the leakage of modest or abundant amounts of urine. Stress incontinence refers to physical stress (an abrupt movement) and not psychological stress, however this dysfunction can cause discomfort, anxiety and reduce the quality of life of the individuals. Risk factors for SUI include hard physical work, perimenopausal estrogen deficiency, constitutional weakening of connective tissue, obesity, and professional sports.

High Impact Activities

Sports that require landing, running, and jumping are considered high impact sports. The following are sports that may provoke episodes of stress urinary incontinence:

  • Artistic gymnastics (56%)
  • Ballet (43%)
  • Tennis (31%)
  • Volleyball (30%)
  • Track and Field (25%)
  • Handball (21%)
  • Basketball (17%)

Studies have evaluated the reaction force generated by the impact of the foot to the ground during various sport activities. When an individual jumps, the impact is equivalent to 5 times her body weight, 9 times her body weight on the front foot in throwing the javelin, and 16 times her body weight when performing a landing in the long jump. To counteract these forces, the athlete’s pelvic floor must be much stronger than that of the normal population.

The particularly intense physical activity in the area of ​​the diaphragm and the abdominal muscles may in fact exacerbate the symptoms of incontinence. This phenomenon can be limited by proper maneuvers and exercises designed to balance muscle.

Adapt the Protection to the Situation

To assist female athletes in concentrating on the sport and not the leaks, having a range of protectors with different absorbing power and anatomical shape allows more change, less risk, and greater autonomy when participating in athletic activities and dealing with leaks. Choosing the most suitable product for your bladder leakage depends on a variety of factors. The amount of urine that escapes and its frequency are key elements to determining which product will ensure greater protection.

An innovative, very discreet, incredibly thin and absorbent pull on underwear called Alyne was recently introduced in the U.S.A.

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Alyne’s revolutionary design completely eliminates thick wood fluff pulp.  Instead, it makes use of a 4-stage absorbency system which is 50% thinner.  It fits and feels more like regular underwear making them more dignified to wear.

Alyne also has double the number of elastic comfort-fit threads as ordinary brands – 108 to be exact… and they’re colored as your sign of authenticity.  Alyne offers users continuous odor control — not just a masking fragrance.  Lastly, special inner leg leak barriers provide extra protection from leaking.  All these layers of protection add up to being more than 33% thinner than ordinary, fluff based bulky products.  Alyne provides users with a more dignified wearing experience.  Something users find very compelling.

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Alyne believes that every woman (and man) has the right to live with incontinence in the most dignified manner possible.

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