(New York). In the United States alone, 25 million adult Americans suffer from some form of urinary incontinence, and the vast majority of them (75-80%) are women, according to the National Association for Incontinence.
“If you have urinary incontinence that is not due to a medical issue such as neurological disease, recurrent infections, or bladder disease, bladder leakage should not happen,” says Shelia Craig Whiteman, Doctor of Physical Therapy, health coach, and bestselling author of Stop Worrying About Bladder Leaks: The Guide to Overcoming Urinary Incontinence. “When there is no underlying problem or diagnosis that affects the urinary system, the success rate is very high for reducing and stopping bladder leaks.”
Dr. Whiteman specializes in pelvic health, lymphedema, and oncology. She has successfully worked with hundreds of women to reduce and eliminate bladder leaks. According to Dr. Whiteman, even though bladder leaks are common, many people do not understand why they might happen or where they can go for help. “In my experience, problems with leakage or frequency can be bothersome for years before many discover that help is available or where they can find it,” Dr. Whiteman says.