Welcome to today’s podcast episode featuring Tracey Seipel, a renowned naturopathic clinician, medical herbalist, clinical nutritionist and diabetes educator with over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice. Driven by her research as a product formulator for nutraceutical companies, Seipel discovered the significant prevalence and underreporting of urinary incontinence in women, as well as overactive bladder and incontinence in both men and women. This groundbreaking research led her to pioneer the natural health category in addressing these conditions.
Drawing from her extensive clinical experience in improving bladder control, Seipel developed a formula that proved effective in pilot research and was published in the Australian Continence Journal. This formula, known as Urox®, became the prototype for managing bladder control issues. Over the next two decades, Seipel further refined and expanded the use of Urox®, encompassing areas such as male lower urinary tract symptoms, overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, and children’s bedwetting.
Currently, Seipel leads a team of innovation experts at the Seipel Group, focusing on researching and managing product development. In this podcast episode, she will delve into the checklist for incontinence, providing valuable insights and guidance for individuals who suspect they may have a continence issue.
If you find yourself experiencing bladder or bowel problems and are unsure if you should seek help, Seipel suggests taking a quick quiz. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions, you may have a bladder or bowel control problem. These questions include issues such as incomplete bladder emptying, rushing to use the toilet, feeling nervous about losing control, nocturnal bathroom visits, leakage before reaching the toilet, and various scenarios in which leakage may occur.
Tune in to this episode as Tracey Seipel sheds light on the important topic of incontinence and offers practical advice for managing and addressing these concerns in your daily life.
Think you might have a continence issue?
If you experience bladder or bowel problems, but are not sure if you should seek help, try this quick quiz. If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may have a bladder or bowel control problem.
Do you sometimes feel you have not completely emptied your bladder?
Do you rush to use the toilet?
Are you frequently nervous because you think you might lose control of your bladder or bowel?
Do you wake up twice or more during the night to go to the toilet?
Do you sometimes leak before you get to the toilet?
Do you sometimes leak when you lift something heavy, sneeze, cough or laugh?
Do you sometimes leak when you exercise or play sport?
Do you sometimes leak when you change from a seated or lying position to a standing position?
Do you strain to empty your bowel?
Do you sometimes soil your underwear?
Do you plan your daily routine around where the nearest toilet is