Have you noticed your bladder doing something ‘different’ these days? Maybe you might’ve noticed that you pee a little when you sneeze or laugh really hard. Or, maybe the urge to go has become stronger and stronger and you feel like your bladder is losing control. Not only can these experiences be inconvenient and embarrassing, but they can also be confusing when you don’t fully understand what’s going on.
Urinary incontinence (UI) is an involuntary loss of urine and it happens to women more often than you may know. According to research, 1 in 2 African-American women experience some degree of bladder leakage, so trust, you are not alone.
“Many women feel uncomfortable broaching the subject of urinary incontinence with even their doctor,” Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman, a Chicago-based board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and one half of the popular Twin Doctors TV duo, told BlackDoctor.org. He explained, “Women suffering from incontinence are not only not alone, they may actually be part of a very silent majority.”
But, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one living with incontinence when we aren’t really talking about it. Let’s change that! The best way to take control of the situation is to learn the facts.