Nothing -- but nothing -- will rob you of your dignity faster than peeing your pants.
It's so humiliating that if it starts happening regularly, you're faced with three options: wear diapers... never leave home again... or DO SOMETHING about it.
I don't know about you, but the day I have to wear a diaper is the day they can bury me -- and I'm certainly not planning to spend the rest of my time on God's Green Earth holed up inside.
I'm in the DO SOMETHING camp -- but if you've got a bladder problem yourself, there's one "something" you should NEVER, ever do to plug that leak.
Never have bariatric surgery.
This stomach-shrinking procedure is being pushed as the magic cure for any number of conditions, and the latest research claims it can reverse incontinence in half of men and more than half of women.
The study also finds that the more weight you lose, the more bladder control you'll regain... and if you put the pounds back on, you'll be out shopping for diapers again.
This isn't a benefit of surgery. It's a benefit of weight loss.
When you pack on too many pounds, all that extra fat starts to squeeze your internal organs like a boa constrictor -- and when you squeeze a full bladder, it's like squeezing a wet sponge.
Obesity will also lead to other health problems, which in turn will have you on meds that can have you springing more leaks than the French Navy.
The obvious answer is to lose weight, but doing that through surgery is like hiring an ax murderer to trim the hedges.
Even if it gets the job done, you're putting your life on the line -- because bariatric surgery can rob your stomach of its ability to absorb nutrients from your food.
This is a devastating side effect that can lead to severe and even deadly nutritional deficiencies.
You're much better off taking matters into your own hands and finding out first hand why I'm such a big fan of the low-carb diet. You'll be slim and trim in no time -- and you won't need diapers when you want to go out.
And if you need a little more help regaining control of your bladder, check out the December 2014 edition of my subscription newsletter, The Douglass Report.
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