Bedwetting & Incontinence due to Anxiety Disorders or Psychological Issues
Many people associate bedwetting or incontinence with childhood toilet training, the result of a physical illness or the elderly. However this is not always the case, sometimes it can be a result of stress, anxiety or psychological trauma.
Although anxiety and similar forms of psychological stress are classed as mental disorders, they can manifest in a variety of physical ways. One of these symptoms is urinary incontinence.
It may begin as an urge to use the bathroom that may come on gradually or quite suddenly, on some occasions you may reach the bathroom in time and others find you can’t. With anxiety related urinary incontinence your biggest hurdle is yourself. Your stress and worry regarding your incontinence will only intensify the issue. Because you are not battling with a physical disorder, your first point of call is to find a way to help your anxiety.
Whether you are an adult or a child suffering from an anxiety disorder the remedy remains the same. Begin by taking the worry of incontinence away by arming yourself with products that can aid you, such as sanitary pads for adults or nappies for children as well as a good absorbent mattress protector or bed pad. Knowing that you are protected, whether you are out for the day or at home, means you can put this worry aside and focus on your anxiety, which in turn will reduce your troubles with incontinence.
Milder forms of anxiety can be helped with simple breathing exercises, deep slow breaths that will help calm you and regulate your overactive system and high levels of adrenalin, more severe anxiety disorders such as PTSD may require counselling or therapy.
While there are a variety of physical symptoms that manifest with an anxiety disorder, make sure that you don’t let them intensify your stress and know that as you cure and control your anxiety your symptoms, such as incontinence, will subside also.
Your incontinence may come and go and perhaps even flare up during more stressful times in your life, just make sure that you don’t let it take over or stop you from doing the things that you love.
Brolly Sheets products can help take the stress out of incontinence; the rest is up to you.