Coping with Incontinence

Giving you Confidence to Cope with Incontinence

Are you fed up coping with incontinence? Are you fed up having to find out exactly where every loo is when you go out? Do you plan your trip to the shops or journey around each toilet? Do you avoid going out or visiting new places in case you can’t find a loo and because you don’t know where the toilets are? Are you embarrassed or live in fear that every time you laugh, cough, or sneeze you need to change clothes, or carry around an extra supply of protective pads? If so, you are not alone!

No more Suffering in Silence!

Although Urinary Incontinence (UI) affects twice as many women as it does men, overall it “affects 1 in 5 of the over forty population of the UK” (Source: BJMP via BJU international 2001) with the NHS estimating “In the UK, there are over 14 million people who have bladder control problems”. Worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) figures suggest “more than 200 million people worldwide are affected by bladder problems”. So although urinary incontinence is common and can be a very distressing, upsetting, and an embarrassing condition, it is not an inevitable characteristic of getting older. You do not have to suffer in silence!

Common Types of Urinary Incontinence

The subject of urinary incontinence is an in-depth one. However, to simplify things, there are two common types of urinary incontinence: Stress incontinence and Urge Incontinence, with symptoms of Overactive Bladder (OAB) Syndrome falling into the latter category.

Stress Incontinence is where the bladder leaks urine when it is put under any stress or strain for example, during exercise, lifting heavy items, sneezing, coughing, or when laughing.

Urge incontinence is as the name suggests when there is a feeling of the sudden and very intense need to go to the loo, passing urine more frequently, and also having to get up often during the night to go to the loo.

What are the treatment options?

Mainstream medical treatments for urinary incontinence generally begin with a visit to a GP to rule out obvious causes and once any have been ruled out, a range of traditional treatments such as behavioural therapy – lifestyle changes with pelvic floor exercises, medication, as well as various surgical options being available.

handPlease note:  I always suggest a visit to your GP prior to booking an appointment with me.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

For those who would prefer a natural approach to overcoming overactive bladder syndrome or help with urinary incontinence there is another option: Hypnosis!

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Hypnotherapy provides a safe approach to help you take back control of your bladder. What’s more, research agrees! Studies have revealed positive evidence of the beneficial effects that hypnosis has on OAB.

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