Urinary incontinence (UI) is an incredibly common condition, with an estimated 33 million Americans suffering from UI. Often when conditions are common, we tend to associate them with being normal or expected. For example, we work with countless postpartum individuals that have come to the wrong conclusion that UI should be expected after delivery just because relatives or friends also suffer from it.
HOWEVER — Urinary incontinence is NEVER a normal action of the body.
For the month of February we have been talking about various types of urinary incontinence on our social media platforms. No matter what season of life you are in, what gender you identify with, if you have given birth to children or not — leaking urine is a sign there is something that needs to be addressed in the body. The cause of leakage can be as easy as adjusting a dietary habit, working the frequency of urination (either decreasing and increasing the frequency of voiding), working on posture/positioning, and/or working on muscle control and/or coordination.
If you are ready to gain control of your bladder leakage, contact your provider or our therapists at our clinic. We would be happy to discuss how we can help.
Follow our facebook page (@PelvicWellnessCenter) and our instagram (@pelvicwellnesssalem) for weekly content as we continue on the topic of urinary incontinence for the rest of February.
Next month we will be talking about Endometriosis as March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.