Bladder weakness: frequently asked questions

Listed below are some of the questions we often get asked. Most of your questions will be answered here or within the site.

However, if you need some expert advice it’s important to speak to a medical specialist.

How does the bladder work?

How often do most people empty their bladder?

I'm relatively young and have a weak bladder. Isn't this something that only affects old people?

What can be done about bladder weakness?

Do muscle training exercises really help?

How long will it take for exercises to start showing results?

If I drink less fluid will things improve?

I’m worried that I’ll leak during sex. What can I do to avoid this happening?

Where can I go for more advice?

What TENA product should I use?

Can I use sanitary pads for bladder weakness?

Where can I buy TENA products?

My symptoms are different to those I have read about. What should I do?

How do I dispose of my TENA Lady pads?

Are TENA products biodegradable, or suitable for composting?

Are TENA products likely to cause allergies?

Are TENA products reusable?