Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control (LOBC)
Overactive Bladder (OAB) Doesn’t Mean the End of Elegance
Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control (LOBC)—also known as incontinence—is the involuntary loss of bladder/bowel control. A problem that affects millions worldwide, this issue is not a disease, but it can be a symptom of other conditions, as well as a side effect of different medications, diet and nutrition habits or lifestyle changes. In general, every human is born incontinent and we will most likely all experience some degree of incontinence as we grow older.
LOBC can be an extremely uncomfortable and inconvenient issue, however, with the right products, treatment and information, it’s possible to overcome the its every day symptoms. The first step toward managing incontinence is visiting your physician and learning about which type of LOBC you’re experiencing, and determining your treatment options.
Lead the Life You Want; Don’t Let Incontinence Stand in Your Way
Staying active – physically, mentally, and socially, is essential for a happy life. So, now’s the time, as an OAB-sufferer, to take simple steps that can help you take your life back and return to doing the things you enjoy most. The right incontinence products can dramatically help prevent OAB from standing in your way.
Understand that, even if you have persistent and unpredictable symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), you don’t have to resign yourself to staying home and opting out of activities. In fact, if you do, you may only make things worse. Avoiding exercise and other physical activities may lead to obesity and poor muscle tone, and both could add to incontinence problems.
Urinary incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine. This can be due to bladder disorders, muscular structure of the pelvic floor, or other contributing factors. Urinary incontinence can come on suddenly, making it difficult for the people affected to continue leading an active lifestyle. Some activities make the problem worse, while others, by their very nature, take participants beyond easy reach of a toilet. This can result in people withdrawing from social situations.
Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce the impact of incontinence symptoms so you can lead the active lifestyle you’ve always imagined.