Incontinence should not be taken lightly

Incontinence Should Not Be Taken Lightly

February 26, 2021

Have you ever experienced unexpected urine leakage at the most inopportune times? Maybe you were at a party, somebody cracked a joke and you laughed so hard that you wet your pants! Quite embarrassing, wasn’t it? This  is one of the reasons why incontinence is not a widely talked about health issue. A big percentage of the people suffering from incontinence are either in denial or not aware that it is a condition that just cannot be ignored. We listed 3 reasons why incontinence should not be taken lightly:  

There might be something serious.

Though incontinence is not considered as a medical condition, it can be an indication of a more serious one. There are a number of reasons why you are experiencing bladder leakage such as obesity, pregnancy or weakened pelvic floor because of age. However, there are also actual serious health conditions that cause incontinence. Urinary Tract Infection that is left untreated can lead to a more serious kidney and bloodstream condition. Cancer in the pelvic region, brain or spinal cord that is affecting the nerves in the bladder area can trigger bladder leakage.  If you are experiencing bladder leakage, it is best to consult your doctor to diagnose its cause and to get treatment fitted for you and your condition.

It might affect your mental health.

There is a strong link between mental health and incontinence. People suffering from incontinence who lack adequate knowledge about this condition and its proper treatment are likely to develop anxiety.  Anxiety can be heightened especially if you don’t discuss it in the open. The fear that you might have an accident in public when you laugh, cough or carry something heavy might sound shallow but in the long run, it can lead to a more heavy mental health problem like isolation and worse, depression.

It affects your lifestyle. 

The anxiety you feel of going outside and having accidental bladder leakage can affect your daily activities. If you are a free butterfly who loves to socialize, incontinence might hinder you from going to parties and other gatherings. Your relationship with your family and friends might also be affected when you try to hide your condition. Your productivity at work can also be affected when you are constantly bothered by incontinence.  Concentrating will be harder and at times frustrating when your energy is directed to worrying about your issue instead of your tasks. 

Educating yourself about incontinence and seeking medical help are very important factors in facing this condition.  Of equal importance is managing leaky bladder through the use of disposable incontinence products such as So Sure Pads. In the Philippines, So Sure Pads ranks first in this category. According to the lab test conducted by experts at the UP Diliman College of Chemistry, So Sure Pads is three times more absorbent than imported pads.  In addition, it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties so you are guaranteed to stay fresh up to four hours. With So Sure pads, you can now participate in activities you enjoy with confidence and without worry of accidental bladder leakage.

Person, & Wilke, M. (2019, June 15). 5 reasons why you shouldn’t leave urinary incontinence untreated. Retrieved January 14, 2021, from https://www.news24.com/health24/medical/incontinence/incontinence-in-the-elderly/5-reasons-why-you-shouldnt-leave-urinary-incontinence-untreated-20190607

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