Life with incontinence
Living with incontinence, and dealing with one or more of the symptoms on a daily basis, can have devastating impact on quality of life, as it entails hygienic difficulties that can lead to social isolation, loss of employment, and cause psychological side effects. The burden of symptoms, e.g. the constant fear and preparation for involuntary leakage accidents, can result in emotional distress, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and issues with sexual life.
I have five accidents a day of urine leaking through my clothes
I stopped doing volunteer work. I don’t like being in public
I have to go to the bathroom up till 5 times per hour to prevent accidents
I don’t dance with my husband at parties anymore
I can not leave my home, it destroys my life
I have stopped looking for love, I don’t want anyone close
When conservative therapies for incontinence management (e.g. pelvic floor exercises, life style modifications) have proven unsuccessful, three overall strategies are used in current incontinence management: Coping strategies including sanitary pads and diapers, medication and as last resort more advanced therapies including surgical aspects. We develop an alternative to the expensive and invasive solutions currently used.
UCon is a convenient alternative to the expensive and invasive therapies currently used.