With mild cases of urinary incontinence, some people prefer to manage their condition, rather than seek treatment. Options include wearing pads and making lifestyle changes, such as limiting fluid intake.
How do you know when it’s time to seek medical help? Ask yourself the following questions to gauge the impact of incontinence on your daily life:
Does incontinence affect your:
- Ability to do household chores (cooking, laundry, housecleaning?)
- Physical recreation such as walking, swimming, or exercise?
- Entertainment activities (movies, concerts, etc.)?
- Ability to travel by car or bus more than 30 minutes from home?
- Participate in social activities outside your home?
- Emotional health (are you nervous or depressed)?