Urinary incontinence can occur in people of all ages and all walks of life. There are many different reasons why the bladder may stop functioning as well as it once did, but fortunately, there are often things you can do to reduce the problem. If you are dealing with urinary incontinence, here are some of the steps you can take to try to improve your bladder control.
Kegel exercises can be used to strengthen the pelvic floor and are helpful to women and men with any type of incontinence, but particularly stress incontinence. To perform them, tighten the pelvic floor muscles (the same ones you would use to stop the flow of urine mid-stream) while keeping the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen relaxed. Hold for a count of ten, then relax for a count of ten; repeat throughout the day.
If you are overweight, losing weight can help relieve some of the pressure on the bladder and, therefore, the symptoms of incontinence. Be sure to speak with your doctor about any weight-loss program you are considering; the most effective will include long-term diet and exercise changes that focus on healthy, real food and regular workouts.
Sometimes, you can improve urge incontinence by eliminating foods from your diet that can irritate the bladder. These include caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, chocolate), citrus fruits, tomatoes, dairy products, artificial sweeteners, and alcohol. Also, quitting smoking may improve the problem by reducing how much you cough (as well as improving many aspects of your general health).
Another condition that can aggravate incontinence is constipation. To avoid it, eat plenty of fibre such as that found in vegetables, fruits, beans, and whole grains, and drink plenty of water. Exercise also helps with constipation, so aim for at least half an hour per day, most days of the week. Fibre supplements, if needed, can also be helpful.
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Whether you live in Sydney or elsewhere in Australia, Holistic Incontinence can help. To speak with a knowledgeable and helpful team member and learn more about our high-quality products or get useful advice, call us on 1800 103 933. There are many natural and home remedies you can try to improve your bladder control.