Lifestyle Tips For Living With Incontinence

Lifestyle Tips For Living With Incontinence

Living with incontinence? Well, you’re in good company — about 1 in 3 women and 1 in 8 men experience bladder leakage. Learning ways to manage your incontinence, means you can start focusing on living your life again without worrying about incontinence all the time.

Lifestyle Tips

Here are some great tips on how to manage incontinence symptoms and finding bladder leakage solutions that can work for you :

  • Pelvic floor exercises; this kind of training can help strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder and bowel. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine leakage or bowel control. The pelvic floor muscle training exercise is like pretending that you have to urinate and then holding it in.
  • Avoid foods and beverages that irritate the bladder; like coffee, tea, alcohol, certain acidic fruits, spicy foods etc.
  • Hydrate; not drinking enough water results in highly concentrated urine, which will irritate your bladder.
  • Weight management
  • Stop smoking

If you experience bladder weakness, it is important to use a product that is specifically developed to manage incontinence. Attends provides a broad assortment for all levels of incontinence. Use our product finder to find the best product for you.

Although you may feel embarrassed about seeking help, it’s a good idea to see your GP/Continence Nurse if you have any symptoms of urinary/bowel incontinence. Incontinence is a common problem and seeing your GP/Continence Nurse can be the first step towards finding a way to effectively manage the problem, reduce it or even eliminate it. So don’t be shy, speak to a specialist today!

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