Urinary incontinence needs to be debated, as it enhances the decline of life quality. There’s a great social stigma associated with this problem that has harmful effects: depression, anxiety, sadness, shame and isolation.
To counteract this trend, it is essential to look at the numbers. 50% of women, at some point in their life, will experience episodes of urinary incontinence. Recent data also indicate that involuntary losses of urine in postmenopausal women occur more frequently than other diseases with high levels of incidence, such as diabetes, hypertension or depression.
Still, statistics say that 50% of women who suffer from urinary incontinence do not seek solutions. The International Incontinence Society suggests that the solution should include pharmacological treatment, physiotherapy and behavioral therapy. In the first two points, supplementation with natural products (vitamin D, selenium, pumpkin seeds and soy extracts) and Kegel exercises can be two ways to fight the problem.
So if you are suffering from involuntary leakage of urine, remember: you are not alone. And the sooner you become proactive in solving the problem, the greater the likelihood of a cure.