Worrying about having the urge to pee and not accessing the bathroom in time can be incredibly stressful as it can end up causing a urine leakage in the pants. Fortunately, it is possible to train your bladder and go from leaky to leak-free.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control that results in urine leakage. Urinary incontinence affects millions of men and women of all ages around the world. But with some minor lifestyle changes, you can successfully manage to reduce the symptoms of a leaky bladder.
Here are brief tips to improve your symptoms and help your bladder hold more, reduce urgency and improve your ability to empty your bladder:
• Do daily pelvic floor exercises
• Watch your diet (cut down on smoking, alcohol and caffeine that triggers the urine incontinence)
• Drink plenty of water
• Avoid lifting heavy objects/weights
• Lose excess weight
• Treat constipation promptly
If you still find it challenging to cope with the day-to-day challenges of urinary incontinence, you’re advised to discuss your condition with a healthcare provider, a General Physician (GP) or a Gynecologist. Medication is going to be the next line of course to treat this condition.
You can also visit our dedicated page on “Urinary Leakage and Incontinence” to learn more about the urine leakage, its symptoms and causes and how the condition can be treated.
Chief Arthur Mbanefo, 91 years old, former ambassador to the UN and Representative of Nigeria, thanks the American Hospital Dubai for the excellent medical treatment and personalized care he received.