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Six Myths about Incontinence

Urinary incontinence affects about 25 million Americans but there are plenty of myths out there about the condition. The first step to treating incontinence is getting educated on the facts. Here are six myths about incontinence:

  1. Myth:It’s only for old people.
    Fact: One in four women over 18 leak urine involuntarily.
  2. Myth: You should drink as little as possible.
    Fact: It is vital to stay hydrated, just try to not overdrink.
  3. Myth: It’s uncommon.
    Fact: Urinary incontinence affects 200 million people worldwide.
  4. Myth: Men don’t experience incontinence often.
    Fact: About 20% to 25% of Americans with incontinence are men.
  5. Myth: It’s just embarrassing.
    Fact: It’s a serious condition that severely affects a person’s quality of life.
  6. Myth: You just have to live with it.
    Fact: There are many ways urinary incontinence can be greatly reduced or eliminated with proper treatment.

For more information on treatment options or to speak with a dedicated medical concierge, call 1.800.771.1953.

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At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.


Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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