Treating Shy Bladder Syndrome

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When it comes to shy bladder syndrome, most people who are afflicted by this condition want to know if there is a cure. This is a perfectly natural question to ask and the answer is basically “yes” but, as this is mainly a pscyhological condition, it will depend on each person as far as how “curable” shy bladder syndrome will be.

Shy bladder syndrome, also known as Paruresis, is a social phobia that manifests itself in the afflicted by making it difficult, if not impossible, to urinate in the presence of others, such as in a public urinal.

Those who suffer from this phobia can attest to the fact that it can be very mentally debilitating, affect self-esteem, exacerbate anxiety, etc. Not only does it affect those with the condition mentally, but can even have physical side effects as the failure to urinate when needed can stress the bladder and other organs in the body. Sufferers may not even realize there’s a term for this condition therefore may feel lonely and isolated thinking there is something “wrong” with them.

But, there is hope! Again, as it’s mainly a psychological issue, it helps to talk to someone you trust about it. Instead of keeping your anxiety about shy bladder inside, talk about it and see if you can identify the mental triggers so you can better control them in the future. See your doctor and see if they can make any suggestions and even consider hypnosis to help you conquer Paruresis. There’s no reason to live with it alone, there is help and you CAN overcome shy bladder syndrome with a bit of effort and outside help.

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