Tena Lady - Extra Plus - Pack of 8
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Even more absorbent than TENA Lady Normal and Extra.
Because everyone has different needs, the TENA Lady range is available in various sizes. The smallest is no bigger than a pantyliner but much more secure. All TENA Lady pads contain super-absorbent granules, and are latex-free. They also feature Odour Control™ which prevents the development of embarrassing odours.
Even more absorbent than TENA Lady Normal and Extra, TENA Lady Extra Plus has extra absorbency - and you're the only one who will ever know. TENA's triple guarantee of ultimate absorption, odour control and maximum comfort means that you have complete confidence and security in TENA Lady Extra Plus.
TENA is the world’s most used brand for people with bladder problems - a position established through years of research and development, and a quest for excellence in our products and services. Our ambition is to let people live a normal, active life despite their bladder weakness. In other words: we improve quality of life!
TENA undoubtedly leads innovation in hygiene products for bladder weakness. TENA was the first to introduce the T-formed pad, the pad and pant system, the double absorption core, the tape landing zone, Odour Control, ultra thin products, and most recently the state-of-the-art TENA flex.
The company behind TENA has its origin in the forestry industry. This explains our natural concern about the environment and the effects that the manufacturing and use of our products has on the environment. We continuously strive, therefore, to do our best for the environment we live in and which we hand down to our children.
Products for bladder weakness are defined as medical devices in the Medical Device Directive and CE marking has been mandatory throughout the European Economic Area since June 1998. TENA complies with all CE requirements.
What causes Bladder Weakness in Women?
Weakened pelvic floor muscles
The bladder and outlet passage are supported and held in place by a hammock of muscles called pelvic floor muscles that keep your bladder closed. If these muscles lose their strength and flexibility, even everyday activities such as coughing may cause leaking.
Pelvic floor muscles can become stretched and weakened during childbirth. Being overweight can also put an added strain on them.
All body muscles become weakened over time and after the menopause, the reduction in the quantity of oestrogen also affects the abdominal muscles. As a result, the bladder shifts its position and the muscles around the urinary tract become less effective.
Nerve damage, some medications, constipation or even an infection can also lead to bladder weakness.
These causes result in the folllowing four types of bladder problems:
Unexpected leaking when you laugh, cough, sneeze or do some kinds of physical training. Most often, weakened pelvic floor muscles or the menopause are the causes.
You experience a strong and sudden urge to pass urine. The bladder tries to empty despite your efforts to restrain leaking. There is a lack of co-ordination between impulses the brain gives to the bladder and what your bladder does.
Overflow and drip
When your bladder does not empty completely, urine builds up and in the end may begin to dribble out.
It is fairly common to have more than one type of symptom.
Can it be cured?
In many cases bladder weakness can be cured. It depends on what has caused your bladder weakness in the first place. A training programme may be all you need in order to regain your confidence.
Pelvic floor exercises
Losing urine when laughing, coughing or lifting is often caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles. Simple exercises for building up the muscles of the pelvic floor are recommended. You will find some simple exercises in the keeping healthy section. The best results will be achieved with guidance from a physiotherapist.
There are different kinds of medication and new and improved medicines are launched regularly.
Do not keep it to yourself
A good idea is to discuss your bladder weakness with your nearest and dearest. Your openness in discussing your situation with them will be rewarded by a greater, mutual understanding and, no doubt, an even greater sense of relief on your heart.
If you are uncertain about the cause, you may prefer to discuss this with a professional consultant (doctor, nurse, etc) who will be able to recommend the best course of action for you - maybe a change of medicine, changes in your dietary habits or an exercise programme.
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