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How to manage incontinence

How to manage incontinence

Incontinence can be managed with treatment plans and in some cause even cure incontinence issues that people are experiencing. The most important step in managing incontinence is to first speak to the health care professionals. They will be able to diagnose and offer the best treatment plan for yourself.

Diet and lifestyle can plan a great part in being able to manage your incontinence. Some at home treatment plans in-conjunction with following the advice and recommendations from the health care professionals can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Adequate fluid intake of up to two litres (around 6 to 8 glasses) of water per day.
  • Diet changes. Keeping a food diary may aid you and healthcare professionals in understanding what foods play a part in your incontinence and cutting down on tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks
  • Lose weight By staying in a health BMI index can help you manage incontinence
  • Bladder retaining programs. Using the restroom at a certain time, such as after a meal.
  • Medicationssuch as over the counter, prescription drugs and Botox.
  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises otherwise known as Kegel exercises. The pelvic muscles are a group of muscles that help to your bladder. By doing these exercises can provide assistance to make your bladder stronger and to help stop leaks.
  • Surgery. Your health care professional may suggest surgery if other treatments are not producing results and your symptoms are severe.
  • Incontinence aid products. There is an array of products to suit all needs including liners, pad, protective underwear and male guards. To see our incontinence aid products please click here Incontinence Products

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