Don’t Become Dependent…On Depends

No one wants to lose their independence – and end up dependant.  If you can avoid it, you want to be able to keep; driving yourself, supporting yourself financially, enjoying hobbies and use a bathroom rather than an adult diaper.  Once again it’s been discovered that how you’re living has the most to do with whether or not you can enjoy the freedom of independence throughout your lifetime.

An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence.   Whether it is episodic or constant control issues, nothing can be more embarrassing or frustrating.  Much of the information Americans see in our mainstream media will persuade us that this is a common and normal process for the elderly population.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  We all can take an active role to prevent degenerative and age related illnesses.  In fact, according to a new study, simply shedding a few pounds can make a huge difference in preventing bladder control issues.

According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health, weight loss was linked to a decrease in symptoms related to bladder control problems.  Participants of the study who lost on average of 17 pounds saw a 70% decrease in urinary incontinence symptoms.

Researchers were excited at the possibility of the results encouraging many to lose weight to combat this problem; however, most Americans have not heard this truth.  Instead, pharmaceutical drugs continue to be prescribed for this condition,and not only do they not reduce symptoms by 70%, but they come with side effects like dry mouth, dizziness, blurry vision, impaired memory, confusion, and even cancer.

Prevent this life altering condition, urinary incontinence, by keeping yourself at a healthy weight today. Your local Maximized Living doctor can help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight for life.  Losing weight is depicted to be a difficult process  of starving yourself, extreme workouts and inedible meals in our mainstream media, because we all want it to to be fast and easy.  The good news is that it can be!

Maximized Living is dedicated to changing how people view and manage health.  Visit Maximized Living at for more information on the scientifically based health care delivery system that occurs through the 5 Essentials.

 1. The National Association for Continence (NAFC)
2. N Engl J Med 2009; 360:481-490, January 29, 2009