Bladder and bowel control problems do not only affect women.
Bladder leakage is a condition that can also affect men, and is particularly common following prostate surgery. For some men, regaining bladder control can take 12 months or more to resolve following surgery. If you are awaiting prostate surgery it may be beneficial to see a specialist physiotherapist prior to the surgery so that you are aware of the muscles you need to control and are familiar with your exercise program before surgery takes place.
Bladder control problems may also be caused by chronic constipation and straining to empty the bowels, having a chronic cough or asthma, constant heavy lifting, being overweight or reduced fitness levels.
Bladder and bowel leakage can be embarrassing and difficult to talk about but fortunately physiotherapy can help. Physiotherapy treatment will assist you in regaining control of the pelvic floor muscles to stop the leakage from happening.