Resources from Continence Foundation of Australia – http://www.laughwithoutleaking.com.au
Good healthy bladder and bowel habits can have a significant impact on our lives, and small changes in our daily habits can help prevent, or at least improve, urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence. By taking just a few of the following healthy steps in the right direction, you can make a positive impact on your bladder and bowel health.
Elite netballer, Sharelle McMahon remembers the day well. She was at a training session with the ANZ Championship team, the Melbourne Vixens when a physiotherapist used an external ultrasound to track how well the players were switching on their pelvic floor.
Celebrities, comedians, sportswomen and mum bloggers alike can be thanked for launching the traditionally not so sexy pelvic floor region into the public spotlight. In doing so they have stimulated much-needed attention to previously stigmatized issues of incontinence, prolapse, and painful sex.
Few people relish the thought of discussing their toilet habits with a GP. You should never feel embarrassed about discussing incontinence with a doctor. They are professionally-trained to relate to such matters.
Doctors are accustomed to dealing with issues of an intimate nature, including bladder and bowel problems. Do not let nerves stop you from taking the first step. The first time you discuss it is the hardest. But the more you talk about it, the easier it will become.
So how do you start the conversation?
Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach