GOOD NEWS! There are certain things that can reduce the likelihood or severity of incontinence.
- Eat healthy with plenty of fiber and fluids
- Decrease caffeine intake
- Move - exercise your body and your pelvic muscles
- Lose weight if you are overweight or obese
- Quit smoking
Something to Talk About
Many women who have bladder control problems are reluctant to discuss them with anyone. They are embarrassed to acknowledge that they have a problem, even to themselves.
The truth is that urinary incontinence can have a very significant impact:
- It can undermine your sense of well-being and self-worth
- It impacts exercise, physical, and social activities
- It impacts work activities, travel, and intimacy
The good news is that 80 to 90% of women who seek treatment experience significant improvement. Providers, like urogynecologists or female urologists, work with women on treatments, ranging from lifestyle and diet changes to nerve stimulation and surgery, and help women recover parts of their lives they may have lost.
Learn more, get evaluated and review treatment options appropriate for your urinary incontinence. The more you know, the more confident you will be in choosing the direction of treatment.