It is more common for women to have pelvic floor or urinary problems but men can suffer too. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men with 47,300 diagnosed in the UK. A side effect of prostate cancer is often urinary incontinence. Benign prostatic hyperplasia, chronic cough, neurological problems, physical inactivity, obesity and age may all contribute to leaking of urine or faeces.It is thought that 11-34% of older men suffer urinary incontinence but are less likely to speak with a healthcare professional about it.
You can confidently speak about this to Sam or Tanya. We may be able to:
Teach you how to use your pelvic floor muscles correctly
Use different techniques and equipment to help
Show you exercises to strengthen them
Look at how you diet may be affecting your control
Give you advice on your fluid intake
Discuss possible lifestyle changes
Please don’t just put up with it, come and see us for a confidential, friendly chat.