Incontinence and depression

Incontinence and depression

Is your mood affected by urine leakage?

For a person who has never experienced bladder leaks, incontinence may seem like a minor issue. In fact, bladder leaks can cause stress in social settings and physical activities, lead to low self-esteem and even depression.

Many suffer in silence, not believing that help is available. Many women are ashamed and don't want their surroundings to be aware of their problems and avoid seeking help. If you have to run to the toilet every 15 minutes, even during the night, it is not surprising that you will also be more tired during the day and lack energy.

For many, a long distance to a toilet can be uncomfortable and the feeling of not being in control can be unbearable. It is not uncommon for people to become both depressed and anxious.

In the oldest age groups, urinary incontinence is more often associated with other diseases. Constipation, immobility and depression are also associated with incontinence. However, less dizziness and fatigue and more mobility have been shown to improve, so it may be a good idea to start exercising if you experience urinary leakage.

Some medicines can also affect bladder functions such as storing and emptying urine. If you find that your urine leakage started or changed with a new medicine, contact the doctor who prescribed your medicine and tell them about your new symptoms.

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