Key Facts about Shy Bladder Syndrome

Shy bladder syndrome, also known as paruresis, makes one physically unable to use the restroom in someone else’s presence. This means any shared restroom or even a restroom that lacks privacy in some way can be impossible for someone with shy bladder syndrome to use.

Many people with shy bladder syndrome do not know much about it. Others don’t even realize that shy bladder syndrome is an actual disorder that affects a significant amount of people. For this group, it may be more difficult to talk to a trusted friend/family member or a physician about the symptoms. However, doing both of these things is recommended, as it can reduce feelings of isolation or embarrassment. By telling a doctor or mental health specialist about one’s symptoms, one can also be provided with valuable information about paruresis and how it can be treated.

Talking about shy bladder syndrome helps to spread awareness of the disorder and also to provide support for other sufferers. People who share their experiences about paruresis can provide others with advice on treatment as well as relaxation techniques.

A site on urology health offers readers a guide detailing some of the most important information on paruresis. The guide includes facts about what shy bladder syndrome is, who it affects, and much more.

If you are curious about shy bladder syndrome and you wish to know more about it, you may want to visit the shy bladder syndrome page on the urology site. You can find the link to the article just below.