10 Ways to Control Urinary Incontinence

  • By Jennifer Mulder
  • 25 April 2019
  • 3 minute read
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This article is written by Rajnish Panwar. 

Many men and women face the problem of urinary incontinence. It’s an embarrassing problem so no one discusses it openly.

In most cases, incontinence is caused by stress and urinary tract infections (UTI). But it can also be caused by chronic illness such as enlarged prostate in men, obstruction and other neurological disorders. Loss of bladder control is also a common problem during or after pregnancy. In rare cases, urinary incontinence can be a side-effect of multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and Parkinson’s disease.

Luckily, there are many ways to control incontinence. You could also try a natural bladder control formula Flotrol bladder control to help you deal with the problem in an effective way.

  1. Move your body daily

If you suffer from stress incontinence, don’t practice high-intensity workouts as that can put pressure on your pelvic muscles. You can replace strenuous exercise with jogging or walking. Gentle stretching can also help to relieve pressure. Also, practice pelvic floor exercises to strengthen your muscles.

  1. Cut down on caffeine

Do you know that caffeine irritates the bladder, which may lead to incontinence? Cut down on drinks that contain caffeine. You must also avoid fizzy drinks and energy drinks to get relief from the problem. Focus on natural juices and water instead of caffeinated drinks.

  1. Avoid smoking

Smoking affects your pelvic floor muscles and also puts an added strain. If you want to get rid of the problem, you must quit or avoid smoking. There are natural replacements available if you want to completely quit smoking. It’ll also keep your body healthy.

  1. Maintain a healthy weight

It’s important to maintain a healthy weight to deal with the problem of incontinence. If you are overweight, it can weaken the pelvic muscles of the body and create added pressure on the fatty tissues. This allows urine to leak out when you laugh, sneeze and cough. Losing weight will provide effective relief from the problem.

  1. Prevent constipation

If you suffer from constipation, it can weaken the pelvic floor muscles and causes overactive nerves. This can worsen your condition causing added problems in the body. You need to manage your constipation problem to control incontinence. Opt for more (soluble) fibers from oats, legumes, fruit and vegetables. Drink enough water to stay hydrated and eat probiotic-rich foods.

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  1. Eat the right diet

Acidic and spicy foods irritate the bladder and make your symptoms worse. It’s important to eat the right foods so they can help you with the signs. Have lots of fresh green veggies and fruits in your diet to help control incontinence.

  1. Cut down on alcohol

As alcohol has diuretic properties, you must avoid having it on a daily basis. Alcohol can actually make you urinate more. Cut down on your alcohol intake to control the symptoms of incontinence. If possible, quit alcohol if you suffer from severe symptoms.

  1. Use bladder control support

It’s a good idea to use bladder control support like Flotrol bladder control if the problem persists for long. The natural ingredients in it are safe and effective for the problem of incontinence.

  1. Stay healthy and happy

Lifestyle changes like a balanced diet and sufficient intake of fluids can help you get rid of the problem. Stay healthy and happy, as that’ll reduce stress in your body, which in turn reduces the problem of incontinence. You need to stay away from things that can aggravate the condition.

  1. Manage your stress levels

Psychological stress can cause urinary incontinence in your body. Practice stress relief tricks like yoga and meditation to manage your stress levels.

Incontinence can be an uncomfortable problem for many, but there are ways to prevent and control the problem.

Which lifestyle change helps you to control urinary incontinence? 

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