With the expensive costs of incontinence pads, adult diapers, soiled clothing, and social stigma, a better question would be, Are you OK with leaking urine? If you suffer from urinary incontinence you are not alone. An estimated 25-51% of all women have leaked once in the last year, and 17-32% of women are leaking regularly with percentages increasing with age. Even though many women suffer from a weak bladder, you don’t need to live with it!
Recently extreme intensity workouts like Cross-Fit are glorifying leaking. While leaking is common in some circles, it is NEVER normal. For a doctor to accept leaking or merely suggest pads does their patient a disservice. Leaking urine is treatable with conservative measures. The sooner you accept that leaking is a problem, and act to heal your pelvis, the more effective the treatments can be. The longer you wait, the worse the problem will get, and incontinence increases with age.