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