Myth 1: Having a problem with bladder control is a disease
Loss of bladder control is not a disease; it is a symptom or side effect of another medical condition. That's why it is important to check with your doctor or health-care professional if you experience any type of bladder-control problem. Treating the ailment often alleviates loss of bladder control.
Myth 2: Only old women get it
In Singapore, one in four women experiences loss of bladder control. Women are eight to nine times more likely to be affected than men. While the prevalence of light urinary leakage (LUL) increases with age, it most often hits young women after they have had a baby.
Myth 3: It will get better by itself
Women who suffer from loss of bladder control generally say that the symptoms worsen over time. The problem will not go away on its own. Consult your doctor or health professional for advice.
Myth 4: Drinking less fluids will help
Urine becomes more concentrated due to lack of fluid intake, which can then irritate the bladder and cause more serious problems such as infection and dehydration.
Myth 5: Protection for bladder control loss can't be discreet
Advances in absorbent technology have made it possible to go from big and bulky products to thin, discreet pads and panty liners. Poise Products are designed to absorb urine, neutralise smell and keep your skin dry. Ordinary sanitary products do not offer such protection.
Information from www.poise.com.sg