If incontinence is interfering with your daily routines or hampering your lifestyle, it’s time to discuss the issue with a physician like Dr. Peacher, she says.
“There are interventions that can improve your quality of life,” says Dr. Peacher. “It’s something that can be managed, treated and improved so you can live a normal life. You don’t have to curtail activities or plan everything you do around a bathroom or around changing a pad or being worried about smelling like urine.”
Treatments can include lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, pelvic floor muscle exercises, in-office procedures, medication and surgery, depending on the severity of the issue and the approach the patient would like to pursue.
“I try to explain why it’s happening,” says Dr. Peacher. “There are a lot of options out there that can help give you back your life.”