2010 could be a year where you improve your bladder and sexual health. Say you are getting older and your bladder and sexual health is not what it used to be. You may not want to take another pill or undergo a procedure. Maybe, you would gain a lot if you vented less at the pharmaceutical industry and invested in some self care.
Are you bothered by urinary incontinence? Try to get yourself to go to the bathroom at regular times. Learn how to identify your pelvic muscles and strengthen them through pelvic floor (Kegel exercises) . This will help you hold your urine.
Are you sad that you have erectile dysfunction and you don't know what to do about it? How about resolving to lose some weight, getting your glucose in control if you have diabetes, and eating a heart-healthy diet this year?
Scientific evidence shows that obesity, diabetes, and vascular problems are primary risk factors for erectile dysfunction. Obesity also puts pressure on your bladder.
Taking the initiative to take care of yourself can make you feel far better than any magic bullet you imagine that your doctor could provide. At the same time, be open with your doctor if you are demoralized by changes in your bladder and sexual health. Level with your doctor. Self care, when it works, is great, but you should also consult with your doctor if you notice changes in bladder and sexual function. Treatment could also make a substantial difference in your bladder and sexual quality of life.