Health issues are often the topic of discussion among friends and family members and, of course, with physicians. It’s not uncommon to share a diabetes diagnosis or even text a friend a photo of a rash on your arm or leg. Families share information regarding hereditary illnesses such as heart disease and people all over ask their doctors a plethora of questions. That said, of the many who suffer from incontinence, very few ever raise the issue, even with their physicians. In fact, according to Reuters.com “...two-thirds of the women who experience leakage haven’t spoken to a doctor about the problem”.
You see, incontinence is embarrassing. People don’t wan’t to talk about, ever. Even with their doctors. Thenewsminute.com shares the story of a 70 year old woman who suffered from incontinence for years, cooking on a washable mat and frequently changing her clothing to keep her incontinence a secret from her family. And she is not alone. Around the world so many suffer in silence. They wear dark clothing and limit the amount of water they drink; some even hesitate to leave their homes. What a stressful way to live.
What this woman learned when she finally shared her issues with a doctor, and what many others come to learn as well, is that there are things that can be done to manage incontinence to make life better.
By visiting your physician and sharing all of your symptoms, the type of incontinence from which you suffer may be determined. Some issues may be the result of an underlying health problem (urinary tract or bladder infection, diabetes, spinal infections) or simply caused by other factors (being overweight, menopause, aging). Whatever the reason, there are things to do to help manage your incontinence.
For some, losing weight and managing their diet can help immensely. Certain foods, like alcohol and caffeine, can contribute to incontinence. You doctor may suggest limiting them. For others, increasing the strength of the pelvic floor through kegels may be wise. Still others can be helped by medication. But, you need to confide in your physician and honesty share the issues you experience in order to receive accurate suggestions for help.
At LIQUAGUARD® we understand our clients feelings and their concerns. Living with incontinence can be extremely difficult at times. We supply a broad range of products to help living with incontinence be just a bit easier. Visit our website to learn all that we offer and don’t hesitate to call us; we can help you determine the best products for your specific needs. Finally, while our products can help make life easier, we ALWAYS encourage our clients to speak with their physicians regarding their specific issues. Don’t be embarrassed. Be brave. Take control of your life and do all you can to get the best possible advice and counsel from your doctors.