Whether you’re a male or a female, nothing can be quite as embarrassing as suffering from bladder incontinence; unless you’re under the age of three. To help you feel more informed about this health issue, we have debunked a few common myths surrounding bladder incontinence. Read on to learn more.
Myth 1: Only Old People Get It
Even though it’s nice for us to blame everything on age— forgetting your anniversary and that sudden weight gain included— there are some things that age isn’t responsible for. If you have recently started to suffer from bladder incontinence and are in your twenties, you are not alone. In fact, the average patient who has bladder incontinence is usually in their early 40’s.
Myth 2: Tampons Cause It
There is a myth about bladder incontinence that started to circulate probably somewhere during the 1950’s in which women started claiming that tampon usage was giving them bladder incontinence. This is so false. Tampons and bladder incontinence couldn’t be further disjointed.
Myth 3: Sounds Can Make It Worse
Did you ever play pranks on your friends when they were little? Did you ever run water when your friend had to pee, thinking that it would only make them pee their pants? Well, even though this may have been funny to laugh about when you were eight, sounds don’t cause a person to have to urinate. In fact, the mind is such a powerful thing that most people can tune out these kinds of background sounds when they have to use the restroom.
Now that you know a bit more about bladder incontinence, you can feel more confident about this condition and hopefully get the proper treatment. With both invasive and non-invasive treatments, Dr. Fiona Wright will help to alleviate you of your bladder incontinence and help you live a more normal life once again. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact Dr. Fiona Wright’s office today!