Type A Personality? Relax Your Muscles to Prevent Bladder

Type A Personality? Relax Your Muscles to Prevent Bladder 


Are you the sort of person who is always on the go and never slows down? Do you consider yourself a “type A personality”, constantly in overdrive and always multitasking? While this kind of approach to life can be beneficial in many ways, it can also have physical consequences.


In this article, we will discuss the physical consequences of having a type A personality and how you can prevent bladder leakage with some simple relaxation techniques. Let's get started!


Definition of a Type A Personality


Type A personalities are typically described as driven, highly motivated individuals who tend to approach life and work with intense enthusiasm. They have a strong sense of time urgency, often having difficulty relaxing or slowing down, and can be overly critical or hard on themselves.


They are often excellent at managing their lives, families, and careers due to their organized approach and ability to stay on top. Despite these amazing traits, the physical consequences of being type A cannot be avoided and should not be overlooked.


Overview of Symptoms Related to Being Type A


The intense drive associated with having a type A personality can often lead to physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, tense muscles, and difficulty sleeping. You may also experience headaches, stomach aches, or constipation due to the stress you put on your body. In addition, bladder issues are commonly linked with this kind of lifestyle - including urgency and leakage - something nobody wants to experience.


Physical Consequences of Being Type A


Here, we will look at the physical consequences of having a type A personality and how to prevent bladder leakage.


Muscle Tightness


The body responds to stress by tightening muscles to protect itself from harm. This is known as the fight-or-flight response, where your body instinctively prepares for a stressful situation. This muscle tightness can cause tension headaches, constipation, and bladder issues if it is not released or relaxed promptly.


Headaches, Constipation & Bladder Issues


The tension from the fight-or-flight response can lead to headaches and stomach aches. Tight muscles can cause these in the neck, shoulders, and abdominal area, which can cause pressure on nearby organs. This tension can also lead to bladder leakage due to weakened pelvic floor muscles.


Fight or Flight Response


The fight-or-flight response is a natural and spontaneous reaction that your body will have when exposed to a stressful situation. It is designed to help protect you by preparing your body for action: increased heart rate, tight muscles, and heightened senses. While this response can be useful in dangerous situations, it can also cause physical discomfort if the stress persists and is not managed properly.


How do Muscles work?


Muscles work in a way similar to rubber bands. When relaxed, they can stretch and contract as needed. But when the muscles are constantly tightened due to stress, they become less elastic and can cause pain or discomfort. This is why it's important to take the time to relax your body regularly to prevent bladder leakage.


What Can You Do to Prevent Bladder Leakage?


There are a few steps you can take to help prevent bladder leakage if you have a type A personality:


Relax Your Body Hourly


It's important to make time for relaxation to give your muscles a break. This can mean taking five minutes every hour to stretch, meditate or practice deep breathing exercises. These activities will help your body release tension and prevent bladder leakage.


Pay Attention to the Way Your Body Responds to Your Personality


Another way to prevent bladder leakage is by paying attention to how your body responds to your personality. Notice when you feel tense and take a deep breath or stretch to relax your muscles. This will help prevent the tension from building up and causing bladder leakage.




Having a type A personality can come with many benefits, but it is also important to be aware of the physical consequences that can come with it. By taking the time to relax your body hourly and paying attention to how your body responds, you can prevent bladder leakage and other associated physical issues. With a little effort and mindfulness, you can take control of your body and enjoy the benefits of being type A.



Dr. Nikki Cohen
Pelvic Floor Therapist in San Diego,
Services in English
Address: San Diego, California
92115 United States
Phone: +1 (818) 606-6717
Email: [email protected]