We’ve all heard about the scourge of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but there’s another prevalent condition which goes unnoticed, despite affecting 1 in 3 Australian women and 1 in 10 men – urinary incontinence1. Now, one Australian company has set its sights on putting an end to the discomfort.
Happy Healthy You, which is co-founded by three-time Olympian Lisa Curry, and Naturopath and Women’s Health & Hormonal Specialist, Jeff Butterworth, has helped hundreds of customers experiencing the, at times, embarrassing case of incontinence manage their condition through online consults and natural supplements. Now the team want to help those who are letting a weak bladder control their lives.
Urinary incontinence can range from the occasional leak when you laugh, cough, sneeze or exercise, to the complete inability to control your bladder.2 Despite its prevalence, 70 per cent of those affected avoid reporting it to their doctors.3
Happy Healthy You co-founder Jeff Butterworth said urinary incontinence can affect all stages of life with factors such as childbirth, obesity, chronic constipation, diet, lifestyle and advancing age all contributing to the weakening of bladder muscles.
“Urinary incontinence can happen to all kinds of people, and we understand how disruptive a weak bladder can be on your life,” said Mr. Butterworth.
“It is particularly common for older women and men, as well as those who have gone through childbirth or are overweight. Despite its commonality, most people are too embarrassed to talk about it or seek help.
“It’s natural for the bladder and urethra muscles to lose some of its strength as we age, and while there is no cure, there are simple ways to safely and effectively manage symptoms through specific exercises and herbal support.”
Queensland-based Happy Healthy You customer, 64-year-old Greg Sutton, found himself constantly waking at night needing to visit the toilet. His urinary incontinence was significantly worsening and taking a toll on his health.
Greg’s wife, a Happy Healthy You advocate and on-going user of the brand’s hero product, Happy Hormones, recommended Greg try Happy Bladder. Since starting, Greg said he has been able to achieve an additional three hours of sleep each night, without his regular disruptive bathroom trips.
“I’ve been really impressed with the results so far; Happy Bladder has been effective in managing the need to go to the bathroom at three o’clock in the morning,” he said.
“This has not only benefitted my own health, but my wife’s too!”
Traditionally, treatments for urinary incontinence have included physical and behavioural therapies such as Kegel’s pelvic floor exercises and bladder restraining. Medications are also available, relying predominantly upon anticholinergic (muscle calming) actions to prevent an overactive bladder needing to constantly drain.
Happy Healthy You’s Happy Bladder is a naturopathic formulation backed by clinical studies* and designed to improve the tone and strength of the bladder region for both women and men of all age groups.
Happy Bladder has undergone 15 years of product research and development to reduce urinary frequency, urgency, and bladder accidents.
To support those living with this condition, Happy Healthy You is offering a Pee-Free Bundle specially designed to support bladder health. The bundle contains two bottles of Happy Bladder 60 capsules, a bottle of nutritious bio-fermented liquid concentrate Happy Greens which provides customers with two month’s supply, and the new addition Pelvic Floor Exercise video for men and women to help improve vitality and confidence.
For more information about Happy Bladder and their Pee-Free Bundle, please visit the Happy Healthy You website: https://happyhealthyyou.com.au/
1 The Urology Practice. Accessed 4 August. https://theurologypractice.com.au/conditions-treatments/incontinence/ 2 Continence. Foundation of Australia. Accessed 4 August. https://www.continence.org.au/types-incontinence/urinary incontinence
3 Avery JC, Gill TK, Taylor AW, Stocks NP. Urinary incontinence: severity, perceptions and population prevalence in Australian women. Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. 2014;20(1):7-13
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