Bladder Leakage Facts and Figures
Whether you prefer “just the facts ma’am” or like your information “by the numbers,” knowledge is power.
Facts can deepen your awareness that something can be done to control incontinence and in many cases cure it, giving you the confidence to better manage your condition. Figures can offer further reassurance that you are not alone, not in the least.
Empower yourself with these valuable facts and figures!
• Bladder leakage is a symptom, not a disease, and in many cases it’s only temporary.
• The degree to which bladder leakage occurs and its severity varies with each man.
• The most common causes of bladder leakage in men are prostate issues.
• Bladder leakage can be managed and in many cases can be improved or cured according to the National Association for Continence.
• Everyday habits such as what you eat and drink can contribute to frequent urination.
• Excess body weight has been shown to be a risk factor for bladder leakage.
• Nearly 4 million American men are affected by bladder leakage.
• It’s most common in men over 50 years old, but it can also affect younger men.
• There are 4 different kinds of incontinence: stress, urge, overflow, and functional.
• Drink at least 6-7 8-ounce glasses of water daily to keep your bladder healthy.
• A 5-10% weight loss can help relieve the added pressure excess weight puts on your bladder and surrounding muscles to aid in controlling your incontinence.
• Urinating on a set schedule, every 1 hour for example, can help control the urge.
• Two-thirds of men between 30 and 70 have never discussed bladder health with their doctor.
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Want to incorporate more helpful information into your bladder management plan? Check out the most frequent questions and answers surrounding male urinary incontinence. The more you know, the more confident you’ll feel.