The True Cost of Incontinence
Weakened pelvic floor muscles can cause urine leakage when exercising, laughing, or even just sneezing. It’s nothing to be ashamed of! There’s many different things you can do to help strengthen your pelvic floor. But have you ever thought about the true cost of incontinence? There’s many aspects of your life that can be affected. It doesn’t just come down to the monetary value, but the impact it can have on your life’s social and physical aspects. Here is a short list of the true cost of incontinence.
Urinary Incontinence Products
If you’ve been suffering with incontinence for a while now, you probably know just how expensive it can get. Depending on the severity of incontinence many women go through 3 to 11 pads or diapers per day. This can end up costing anywhere from $10-$38 per week, averaging to about $520-$1,979 per year. That’s a lot of money going towards your struggle with incontinence.
Loss of Confidence
Everyone deserves to feel their best at all times. And although it’s not something to be embarrassed about, it is also understandable that you may not feel like yourself because of your incontinence. You may even feel uncomfortable at times. Constantly worrying about whether you’ve leaked or if you can get to the bathroom in time can surely bring down your self-esteem. No one should go through life feeling this way, incontinence or not!
Missing Out on Experiences
Have you ever opted out of a trip because you weren’t too sure where or how often you would be able to stop for a bathroom break? Or maybe your kids wanted to jump on the trampoline with you but you were too afraid of leaking? Missing out on important and exciting experiences is yet another very big cost of incontinence. Constantly planning out your next bathroom is not the way you, or anyone, should have to live.
Ways to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
There’s no need to get discouraged if you are experiencing incontinence as there are also ways to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and avoid leaks! A great way to strengthen those muscles is by getting your pelvic floor muscle contractions in with our Emsella – Lbby Chair Pelvic Therapy. It’s a non-invasive and comfortable treatment that stimulates your pelvic floor muscles with electromagnetic energy. It delivers over 11,000 supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in just one 28-minute session! With the help of an external assessment, one of our pelvic floor experts will help you determine the best treatment for your unique needs. Whichever route you decide to go, it is sure to strengthen your pelvic floor and get your right back to feel confident.
Talk to a Professional About Your Pelvic Health Strategy
Your pelvic floor muscles work hard every day to support your bowel movements and bladder. They also help keep your reproductive organs in place, and play a huge role in your overall health. It’s very important to take care of them so they can continue to do their job. However, there are also other possibilities as to what is causing leakage, not just a weakened pelvic floor.
At Corelife Wellness, our focus is on empowering women and men to work on their core and pelvic health. Whether you currently struggle with urinary incontinence or you want to take some preventative measures, we’re here to help.
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