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Urinary incontinence (UI) or the involuntary leakage of urine, affects up to 45 percent of women over the age of 50, although there are younger sufferers as well. It is a subject that is pretty hushed as many are too embarrassed to even discuss the health issue with their own physician. Some women may leak a bit of urine when they laugh, cough and even during sexual relations. Incontinence happens if the bladder muscles suddenly contract or the sphincter muscles are not strong enough to hold back urine.

Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause are usually the culprits behind leakage. But both women and also men can also become incontinent from brain injury, birth defects, stroke, diabetes, diuretics, nerve damage, caffeine/alcohol, infection, excess weight, multiple sclerosis, and just the physical changes associated with aging.

Thankfully, leaky ladies no longer have to worry about seepage. Pee-proof underwear provides a waterproof barrier and is completely undetectable. The pretty panties which are an alternative to bulky pads and embarassing diapers, enable women to pass urine undetected which is so freeing and life-changing. Here are a few pee-proof panties that will help incontinence sufferers feel secure again when they step out their door:


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