Incontinence Lifestyle Care

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Thu, 06/24/2010

Incontinence treatments start with simple lifestyle changes, in most of the cases, there is some improvement notable with in four to six weeks.

Incontinence treatment by lifestyle changes

Talk with your doctor about which treatments might work best for you. It is always advisable to start treatment with lifestyle modification to combat incontinence.

Pelvic Muscle Strengthening - Many women prefer to try the simplest treatment choices first. Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic muscles and to perform the exercise it did not require any equipment. You can do Kegel exercise anywhere the main thing is finding the right muscles to squeeze. You can see a visible change in the bladder control after about six to eight weeks of kegel exercise.

Change habits to combat incontinence - Timed voiding by preparing a timetable after analyzing the times at which urine leak occurs. Follow the timetable and plan to visit a bathroom ahead of time to avoid an accidental leak. Once established a safe timetable, and then build the bladder control by stretching out the time between trips to the bathroom. By forcing the pelvic muscles to hold on longer, makes those muscles stronger.

Diet changes by avoiding certain foods and drinks cause to urinate more often. For example, caffeinated drinks like coffee, tea, or cola should avoid. Instead, choose the decaf version of the favorite drink. Follow a regular fluid volume and so the urine volume thus bladder is practiced to it. You should not avoid drinking fluids just for fear of having an accident; certain quantity of fluid is necessary for proper functioning of the body. If bothered by nighttime urination, drink most of the fluids during the day and limit after dinner.

Weight loss can help to lower extra pressure on the bladder due to over weight and helps to regain the bladder control.