Resources to treat incontinence
Just like for prostate cancer, you do not have to go through the effects of incontinence on your own.
Even though it is a sensitive issue and difficult to address with others, many people can help and support you. It will seem easier to manage this issue if you can count on the resources available. Moreover, there are many of these, both among health professionals and various organizations.
Many people from the medical community, such as your urologist and your doctor, can help you to treat incontinence caused by a prostate cancer treatment and suggest you some options or a plan to manage your problem. Your pharmacist can also offer you appropriate medications or specific products to reduce urinary leakages’ negatives effects.
To help you to retrain your bladder, a physiotherapist can also be an excellent resource. The website of the l’Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec will allow you to find a professional near you.
Organizations and other groupings
It is difficult to experience a health issue on your own, especially after receiving prostate cancer treatments. Fortunately, it is possible to manage incontinence by communicating with specialized organizations or with people experiencing the same thing as you.
Hence, urinary continence clinics, such as the Clinique de continence urinaire de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, are offering a therapeutic follow-up on urinary control for people aged 65 years and over having bladder issues. There are also associations, whom you may consult to get more information to manage incontinence, such as:
- The Canadian Continence Foundation,
- The Canadian Urological Association and,
- The Canadian Nurse Continence Advisors Association (CNCA).
Furthermore, you can consult blogs and forums on websites like Prostate Cancer Canada or US TOO, which will allow you to share your troubles with some people struggling with similar issues as yours. Solutions that have worked for them will probably give results for you too!
Finally, you can contact us or visit our website, procure.ca, to find more information or to reach prostate cancer support groups.
You have questions or concerns? Speak to one of our health professionals.
Contact our toll-free 24/7 line at 1 855 899-2873.
Do you suffer from incontinence? Join our conference in Quebec City or via live webcast on procure.ca