It’s common, so talk about it
‘Often men are ashamed of their problem or they are unaware that help is available,’ says Ian Milsom. So, it’s important to reassure men that it’s common and there are treatments and supportive products available to help manage, if not reduce this problem. The best first step is to encourage them to talk to a doctor.
‘Let men know that they don’t need to suffer in silence. Help is available. Encourage them to book a visit to their doctor.
Or health care professional who can assess their individual issues and advise them on the most suitable form of treatment,’ says Professor Milsom.
Find best kind of support
There are lots of great absorbent products and aids available for men of all ages and level of activity. It’s important to find a product that suits the individual’s needs and lifestyle, so that it can be easily incorporated into a healthy continence routine. This can help ensure that the patient keeps up his confidence.