Bladder control issues are not a normal part of aging and they are definitely not something that you just have to live with!!!! Take this short quiz courtesy of the American Urogynecologic Society to find out if it is time for you to do something to take back control of your bladder.
YES NO Are you using the bathroom so often it disrupts your day?
YES NO Do you find yourself making a mental note of where all the bathrooms are when you enter a building?
YES NO Do you find it hard to make it to the bathroom, maybe even having accidents sometimes?
YES NO Are you using pads or other forms of protection to absorb bladder leakage?
YES NO Are you worried that you will leak with sneezing, coughing, lifting heavy objects, laughing, exercising?
YES NO Have tampons become too uncomfortable to use or do they fall out?
YES NO Are you experiencing pressure or bulging in your vagina, especially after you stand for long periods of time?
YES NO Has your urine stream become weak or turned into spray?
If you answered YES to one or more of these questions, consider talking to your physician about your symptoms and available treatment options. To learn more about physical therapy as a treatment option for bladder control issues visit the Legacy Physical Therapy website or call us at 636-225-3649 to set up your free screening appointment.