Most men and women are reluctant to talk about incontinence of bladder or bowel — even with their doctors. As a result, they suffer physically, emotionally — and needlessly. They fail to get help that can restore continence and confidence.
More than 32 million Americans, including one in three older women, live with incontinence ( Harvard Health). It is a treatable medical issue — not a psychological problem or personal failure.
The good news is that there are current interventions and lifestyle modifications that can mitigate on incontinence/poor control, and early intervention results in better outcomes!
These recent advances can be assessed through professional consultation with your doctor, who can give you more information on; the causes and, the corrective measures you can take to manage and lessen the symptoms of incontinence, treatments, therapies, and procedures are significantly improving continence and brightening lives, medications that can cause urinary incontinence — and medications that can curb it, simple lifestyle changes that can make a gratifying difference for people suffering from stress incontinence or an overactive bladder.
Indeed notable advances include; effective new outpatient procedures that are gradually replacing traditional surgeries,
practical guidance also available for treating fecal incontinence.
Some of the treatment choices range from dietary changes and bowel training regimens to surgery. There is now knowledge about good foods that can “bulking up”, specific (and surprising) foods that can trigger incontinence, as well as easy exercises to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, and for shoring up those that control the bladder and bowel.
This good news that bladder and bowel problems can be solved, ought to be disseminated so that those going through the challenge can seek professional help and regain their peace of mind

Source: Harvard Special Health Report

This is too funny not to share, let's get real and start talking to reduce the taboo around incontinence


Kegel exercise, also known as pelvic floor exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the "Kegel muscles. Kegels are exercises that help you zero in on and strengthen muscles below the bladder that help control urination. In men, urinary incontinence can be caused by a weak urinary sphincter that may result from surgery for prostate cancer, an overactive bladder, or a bladder that doesn't contract.

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