How to manage emotions when you have bladder weakness
Incontinence is a sensitive issue that isn’t easy to talk about.
It can occur in both men and women and at any stage in life. It causes a range of feelings from frustration to anxiety, can shatter confidence and even lead to depression and isolation.
An important thing to know is that you are not alone and you don’t have to live with it.
There is a treatment using Innovotherapy, and there are steps you can take to manage your state of mind while on the road to pelvic floor recovery.
Firstly, understand the underlying cause of the urinary incontinence and know that there is a solution. In most cases, you do not suffer incontinence because you have a weak bladder; it’s more likely to be a weak pelvic floor, which with the help of Innovotherapy can be strengthened and tightened.
It also helps to talk to someone, such as a friend or relative that you feel comfortable discussing this issue with. Women in particular are more open to discussing the issue as they may have experienced it for themselves and understand what you are going through. 1 in 3 women are affected by incontinence so you are certainly not alone.
Incontinence can be distressing for men, even more so than for women. Although 1 in 10 men suffer incontinence, you may be embarrassed about discussing the issue with a friend or partner and if so, your doctor is there for you to talk to.
If the symptoms have affected your self-esteem, an option may be to speak with a counsellor. Once you start your Innovotherapy treatment, your confidence will hopefully be regained, particularly once you begin to experience results in as little four weeks.