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Incontinence is treatable

Posted 11 months ago

adult incontinence productsOver the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of commercials advertising incontinence products. On the one hand, this is good, as it is getting us talking about something that affects nearly of new moms, and to ? of all women. The downside is that they are normalizing it, and encouraging women to stick a pad on and forget it.

Leaking may be common, but calling it normal implies it s not treatable, and you shouldn’t bother. Leaking is a sign that your pelvic floor muscles are not working properly. They may be weak, they may have low endurance, or they may just have poor timing. It doesn’t matter how strong your muscles are if they don’t kick in when you need them. Or, your muscles may actually be too tight. It doesn’t matter how strong your hand is if you can’t open it – it s not useful.

So if you have LBL (light bladder leakage), or more significant leaking, see a pelvic floor physiotherapist. She will assess your muscles, and help you figure out why they aren’t working properly. She ll teach you how to get them working more effectively. Incontinence may be common, but it s very treatable. Success rates are high. Do you really want to wear a pad if you don’t have to?

To schedule a consultation with Hamilton Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Danielle van Andel please call (905) 218-6556 today

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