LBL - Light Bladder Leakage 


Okay Ladies - Time to 'Fess Up!
Are you having leak issues every time you sneeze,
cough, jump, laugh, run, scream? 

Join the crowd. Even my daughter (36) and my trainer (42) leak.
Sure hope they don't read this.

Usually the culprit behind the problem is that we gave birth the natural way. No C-section.
Who knew there's an upside to a C-section! Over time, those muscles have weakened, and now we deal with embarrasing "Oopsies!" every day.  

I remember the day my bestie was visiting and, of course, we laugh a lot, which know. Finally she begged me to quit making her laughing. That wasn't going to happen, so instead, I took her to the store and bought her Poise pantyliners. We came home, she put one one, came out and said, "Tell me a joke!" Too funny.

On this page I will list great products as I find them - which I do on all the other pages , too. 

Just remember - You Are Not Alone! 

And please share your favorite products and ideas with Beauty Bloomers.


You Are Not Alone!


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Incontinence can happen to anyone, and many ordinary people can find it inspiring to learn how celebrities are owning and treating their incontinence. After all, one in three people can experience incontinence at some point in their lives. We have done a roundup of celebrities with incontinence before, and it was a very popular blog post. So we're following up with another list of celebrities who have experienced or are still experiencing urinary incontinence. Since many men and women remain quiet about their bladder leakage from a combination of fear, shame, or lack of knowledge, these celebrities perform an important function by owning their incontinence in public, and proving that you don't need to stay sidelined if you have bladder leakage.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry | 5 Celebs Who Own Their Incontinence

Katy Perry is a famous pop artist who has had several chart-topping hits. While you might recognize the songstress from any number of her hit singles, what you might not have known is that Katy Perry had frequent urinary complications throughout high school. Perry says, "Most people don't know this, but I actually wore diapers pretty regularly during high school. Looking back I can't say that I enjoyed wearing diapers in high school, but I think that the whole experience made me a stronger and more understanding person."


Whoopi Goldberg


Not only is Whoopi Goldberg a spokesperson for incontinence products, she also has personal experience with urinary incontinence. Whoopi decided to speak out about incontinence to help educate women that bladder leakage is something that can happen to women of all ages, and that there are things you can do about it. Light bladder leakage, or as Whoopi calls it "the spritz," can occur when you sneeze, when you cough, or when you do physical activity.


Marie Osmond


During a performance with her brother on cruise ships, Marie Osmond suffered from stress incontinence while performing on the stage. Members of the audience saw her let out a stream of urine as she laughed from an audience member's question. At the time, she reportedly said, "I just peed my pants!" Then she wiped up the puddle of urine. Stress incontinence is something that can happen to anyone, but menopause and childbirth are two of the common triggers.



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smoking-and-incontinenceIt's no secret that smoking is associated with a variety of health issues, such as an increased risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure. But what many people don't realize is that smoking impacts other areas of the body aside from the heart and lungs. Yes, smoking can also have an impact on your bladder, as it's estimated that smokers are three times more likely to experience incontinence, or the involuntary loss of urine, than non-smokers.

Specifically, the most common type of incontinence experienced by smokers is stress incontinence. This article will take a closer look at the link between smoking and urinary incontinence. Read More...



This post was posted in  Causes of Incontinence,  Incontinence FAQs,  Lifestyle

vitamins and incontinenceOften, it can seem that incontinence is related to eating or drinking too much: If you have too much water before bed, you'll experience incontinence overnight. If you eat too many spicy foods, you can suffer urinary leakage. However, in some cases, getting too little of something can also lead to incontinence. Specifically, not getting enough of certain vitamins can impact urinary leakage. Here’s how to tell whether a vitamin deficiency is impacting your symptoms.

Vitamin B12 and Incontinence

As the Harvard Medical School's health blog notes, up to 20 percent of older adults have a borderline deficiency of vitamin B12. Either these adults do not consume enough vitamin B12-containing foods, or their bodies cannot absorb the vitamin even if they are eating foods rich in B12. While this condition is common, it is often under-diagnosed.

Individuals who have had weight-loss surgery, or who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet are particularly susceptible to vitamin B12 shortages. Heartburn drugs can also impact vitamin absorption, since they alter the stomach acidity. Chronic underlying conditions such as celiac's disease can also impact vitamin absorption.

Vitamin B12 has a number of nerve and mood symptoms, including anemia, weakness or fatigue, memory loss, balance problems, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, depression, paranoia, or incontinence.

Weekly vitamin shots or vitamin supplements can increase the absorption of vitamin B12 within the body, and help to diminish incontinence.

Vitamin D and Incontinence

Vitamin D deficiency has a direct relationship with incontinence. If you do not get enough vitamin D in your diet, you are more likely to suffer from pelvic floor problems. These include both urinary and fecal incontinence. Individuals with higher amounts of vitamin D in their body are less likely on the whole to suffer from incontinence-related issues, WebMD reports. As many as one in four women experience some type of pelvic floor issue, and the likelihood of experiencing pelvic floor problems only increases with age.

Researchers suggest that increasing vitamin D intake can help to alleviate pelvic floor problems, including incontinence. They even believe that improved vitamin D intake can help to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor region. A lack of vitamin D in the diet also impacts bone density, and can lead to osteoporosis, a condition that negatively impacts the pelvic floor. There are many benefits to increasing the amount of vitamin D in your diet, either through supplements or through food naturally rich in vitamin D.

A 2005-2006 study of 1,881 women over age 20 revealed that 82 percent of the participants had levels of vitamin D that were considered deficient, WebMD reveals. If you are a female, it's statistically likely that you are not getting enough vitamin D in your diet, and could be setting yourself up for pelvic floor problems as a direct result.

If you think that vitamin deficiency may be playing a role in your incontinence, talk to your doctor. He or she can test your vitamin levels and talk with you about safely adding vitamin supplements or increasing your vitamin consumption through a healthy diet.



New Book from the Beauty Bloomers Founder - Pamela Frost Dennis


Sometimes, doing the right thing can get you killed...
After learning that the man who raped and murdered her high school friend has an upcoming parole hearing, Katy McKenna sets out to make sure this doesn’t happen, not realizing she might die trying.

And poor Katy - she's only 32, but she has LBL issues, too! 

“Dead Girls Don’t Blog” is the first book in the drop-dead funny “Murder Blog Mysteries.”

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