By Dr. Allison Feldt, PT, DPT
Have YOU ever been told that peeing or leaking in your underwear is just one of those things that comes with being a mom or a woman? Worse, have you been told by your doctor that you have to accept it, take medication or rest for weeks on end, because nothing else can be done? Peeing without intention? Even just a little bit should be concerning. Everyone has heard a friend say, oh “I just peed!” or “I laughed so hard, I peed!” Maybe you don’t walk or run with friends or you don’t use the trampoline because you will pee. Maybe you’re okay with pee in your underwear. You just know that if you go for a run, you will pee your pants and maybe that’s okay with you. If you’re age 30+ and you have answered YES to any of those questions, and you have suffered with incontinence for longer than 7 days, then please pay special attention to what I am about to tell you….
As a society we have normalized peeing in our pants. But I am here to tell you that this is NOT NORMAL… extremely common but NOT NORMAL! So why should you care? Why should you really, really, really care? Because if you are peeing your pants, it is only a symptom of something else.Your pelvic floor is an essential piece of your core and if it is not working to keep your pants dry, then it is also not working to help keep your joints healthy and happy. Your pelvic floor is part of the force absorbing system. What I am here to tell you is that if you or someone you know is suffering then you should read on. What’s more is that ultimately peeing your pants can eventually affect your independence, mobility, family and everything else you hold dear in your life. It’s a shame people think the only option may be surgery or medication because they will not be addressing the root cause of the incontinence. I want to help you by showing you the options that are available to you- most are free and all are 100% natural and at least one of them you will have overlooked as most doctors don’t know of it, and many insurance companies won’t tell you unless you ask for it!