Incontinence does not have to impact your day-to-day life.
Social life, mental health, and incontinence
Incontinence itself is not life-threatening, but it can be an extremely uncomfortable condition that can have a significant impact on patient emotional health, social relationships, and physical activity. Often incontinence symptoms or the fear of experiencing symptoms outside their home can cause the patient to isolate themselves or limit their social life, especially leisure activities and exercise that may causes “leaks”, which could lead to feelings of anxiety and depression.
Be sure to talk to your doctor if you have this problem. If you hide your incontinence, you risk getting rashes, sores, skin infections and urinary tract infections. Also, you may find yourself avoiding friends and family because of fear and embarrassment.