Urinary incontinence (or peeing yourself) is very common but should not be considered just a normal part of ageing. If you have always had this issue or are just new to this embarrassing issue then let us provide you with a little more information.
There are 6 main types of incontinence, try to figure out the one that BEST describes your situation:
I avoid coughing, laughing, or doing exercise (running or jumping) because I get some leakage.
this is called Stress Incontinence
As I get home or before my soccer game or before a presentation at work I feel like I have to pee really badly and I rush to the toilet and sometimes don’t quite make it.
this is called Urge Incontinence
I have to pee a lot throughout the day but only a little bit comes out.
this is called Overflow Incontinence
I just cannot hold my pee in at all and I can feel myself peeing but I can’t do anything to stop it.
this is called Total Incontinence
I have trouble moving around my house or out in public because of my walker or wheelchair and I just can’t make it to the bathroom in time.
this is called Functional Incontinence
I feel like a few of the above statements apply to me
this is called Mixed Incontinence
Now that you know what type of incontinence you likely have, you are better equipped to start tackling this problem.
Do you take your kids to these new trampoline parks but you can’t join in for fear of a major embarrassing incident? Have you had to change your whole life to accommodate your leakage? Are you tired of having to make excuses as to why you can’t do something because you are embarrassed by the leakage? Do you have to wear leakage protection that costs a lot and doesn’t always fit right?
These are all great reasons to get checked out TODAY by you local Pelvic Health Physical Therapist to see what you can do to take back your life. Take the STRESS out of INCONTINENCE.