We’ve been hearing a lot about “self-care” and that you need to “love yourself first.” So why does this matter when it comes to bladder leaks?
Bladder leaks can leave you frustrated, angry, hyper-focused on bathroom breaks and pad changes, withdrawing from social situations, and ultimately feeling defeated. But when you take some “me time” and focus on your needs, right now, it’s one of the greatest gifts you can do for yourself to increase your happiness, confidence, energy, and overall health.
Self-care can include prioritizing your pelvic health and doing something to address those leaks. Whether leaks are mild, moderate or severe, addressing the issue can help you feel in control, feel more like you, and keep them from worsening. When you feel “normal”, you can enjoy that cup of coffee with a friend, not fear picking baby up off the floor, and enjoy running and walking again.
Specifically, self-care can mean:
- Talking with your healthcare provider or a specialist, such as a pelvic floor physical therapist. Bladder leaks are very common and treatable!
- Explore our at-home treatment, Flyte. It’s an easy 5-minute-a-day treatment that has been clinically shown to quickly gain strength and tone in your pelvic floor – regaining bladder control, freedom to enjoy life, and regaining love for yourself.
- Read about other things you can try at home.
It’s not selfish to want to be happy and feel normal. It’s normal to take care of ourselves and be happy! And don’t forget take some time for yourself today, whether that be a much-needed nap, listening to your favorite music and singing along at the top of your lungs, or taking steps to stop the leaks.