Gain Control: 3 Myths Surrounding Bladder Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence Elmhurst, ILUrinary incontinence is an issue that many suffer from but that few talk about. As a condition that typically worsens with age, urinary incontinence can make small activities become more difficult and can make you feel extremely self-conscious. By interfering with your day-to-day life, urinary incontinence can make patients feel like it’s more than a health problem— it’s a game changer.

Causing patients to involuntarily leak urine, urinary incontinence is a condition that is often worse than patients realize. If you think that you suffer from this condition, we have created a brief list dispelling three common myths to help you feel more informed.

Myth #1: It’s a Natural Part of Aging

There are some things that fit into the category of “natural” when it comes to aging including a loss of elasticity in the skin and even sunspots. However, there are others that just aren’t so natural including urinary incontinence. Even though a decrease in estrogen can affect your bladder control as you age, it’s not necessarily something that’s inevitable for everyone.

Myth #2: Cutting Down On Water Helps

Yes, it’s true that the fewer fluids you intake, the less you are going to excrete through your urine. However, the last thing you should do to manage your bladder incontinence is to curb your fluid intake. Your body is made up of around 60% water which means that you need to consume a large amount of water (about 32 ounces on average) every day to stay properly hydrated.

Myth #3: It Can’t Be Helped

One common misconception about urinary incontinence is that patients assume that it can’t be helped and that it’s just something they have to deal with. Luckily, there are a variety of different ways that we at Allure Skin and Laser can help you gain back your bladder control including The O Shot and EXILIS® ELITE™ INTIMA. During your initial consultation with our office, we will go over your treatment options and help you land on one that is right for you and your specific needs.

Let us help you gain better control over your bladder. Schedule your urinary incontinence consultation with our Elmhurst office today!

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