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The Leaky Truth: Debunking 10 Myths About Incontinence

The Leaky Truth: Debunking 10 Myths About Incontinence

The Leaky Truth: Debunking 10 Myths About Incontinence

Mar 18, 2021

Urinary incontinence is common for women of all ages, but there are non-surgical options that can help strengthen your pelvic floor. The first step is educating yourself, so Inspira’s experts reviewed 10 common myths about incontinence.

 

Urinary incontinence is common for women of all ages, but there are non-surgical options that can help strengthen your pelvic floor. The first step is educating yourself, so Inspira’s experts reviewed 10 common myths about incontinence.

 

Did you know?

  • Frequently urinating “just in case” can actually confuse your bladder and ultimately train it to empty at a lower rate.
  • Drinking less fluid will NOT help urinary incontinence. Less fluid results in more concentrated urine, which may irritate the bladder and cause increased urinary urgency and frequency.
  • Kegel exercises is just one tool to help strengthen your pelvic floor, but they are often performed incorrectly by squeezing the wrong muscles or not holding the contraction long enough. Pelvic floor physical therapy includes so much more to help improve urinary incontinence.
     
Topics: Women's Health, Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation