While more women than men are dealing with incontinence issues, just as women need to speak up and talk to their doctors about their urinary symptoms and not wait years before they do, so do men!
Whenever I speak to men about incontinence symptoms, they are always surprised to learn that I speak to so many other men too. And young men as well as older men.
While it is difficult to talk about a subject that is still often considered taboo, it wouldn't be if the 33 million Americans who are living with urinary incontinence of one type or another, are open about it, make sure they seeking medical help, and not believing that it is just apart of being a woman, or a man, or aging or whatever you hear from others or even some advertisers. Over the decades, we have been able to reduce the stigma surrounding ED, cancer, pregnancy, and other conditions and we can do it with incontinence, too, by not treating it like a closet issue - not when there are 400 million people around the globe dealing with it!
Incontinence happens. Healthcare professionals can help tame it and often cure it. But not if we never tell them about our symptoms.
Please speak to your physician about your symptoms and get help. Keep them up to date with any changes you might notice. Keep the conversation open and going. Learn about new products and treatments and discuss them as possible options with your physician. (simonfoundation.org/news-pr...)
This link is to an article for men. It is covers a lot of territory. And it too encourages men to not be silent. rd.com/advice/urinary-incon...
And here within this support group, where we are all anonymous, we can certainly talk with each other and share and learn. We are all here to help each other.
I hope everyone has a nice weekend ahead!!