How to manage urinary incontinence

Do you have a problem of urinary incontinence? The leaky bladder is not a big deal there are plenty of simple solutions to fight this leaky bladder. You may feel little awkward to discuss these type of problems with your doctor but here is an amazing solution in front of you.


At the beginning stage of treatment includes combination of behavior modification or any self help that you can do or medications.

Certain things that can improve your conditions include the following.

Pelvic floor exercise

If your pelvic floor muscles are weak due to pregnancy or prostate  surgery or due to being overweight then you will have urinary incontinence. The pelvic muscles are the one which will help you in holding the urine if it is weak then you will face this problem.

You can strengthen your pelvic muscles by doing certain workouts. The exercise that strengthens these muscles is called Kegel. If you do this exercise daily between every two hours then you will have a great chance of stopping urinary leakage. The pelvic floor exercise can also help you if you have a sudden urge to urinate and this exercise is called quick flicks. You should relax and contract the muscles quickly and this will lessen the urine sensation of urgency.

Less liquid

You will feel urge when your bladder is full, so if you drink too much of liquid even water you will feel urgent to urinate. It is better to limit the caffeine and alcohol which will produce more urine. Drink 6 to 8 glass of liquid per day but cut it back after 4 p.m. drink liquid throughout the day but not after evening then you will leak overnight.

A bathroom schedule

Just change your bathroom schedule, urinate before you feel urge because you will not feel urge or leaky if your bladder is empty so it is better to urinate before you feel urge. If you know that you will feel urge for every 3 hours then go every 2 ½ hours. If you want to go often try to extend the amount of time between the visits and combine the practices this is called bladder training with pelvic floor exercise for better results.

Wearable devices

You can even place some support in the vagina this also prevents the urinary leakage. Your doctor will suggest you to fit the soft silicone device called pessary or you can use the tampon to reduce the leakage. But you should not use more than 2 tampons per day and you should change the tampon for every 6 hours to prevent the toxic shock syndrome.

Weight loss

If you are overweight this can also leads to urinary incontinence because it puts pressure on the bladder or urethra. This s most commonly related to stress incontinence and the leaks due to coughing or laughing, sneezing or lifting overweight.

Studies have shown that woman who are overweight tend to have more problems, weight loss sometimes can help.