suffer from incontinence. It’s a problem that usually creeps up later in life, but it can also happen earlier, especially to women who have given birth vaginally. Luckily, Choice Health Management is here to help with 6 tips to managing adult incontinence:
- Timed Voiding.
This is a technique where you use the bathroom during regularly timed intervals. By scheduling your trips to the bathroom every 60 to 90 minutes, you should be able to avoid the accidents that occur due to sudden urgency.
- Practice Kegel exercises.
Also known as pelvic floor exercises, these can help strengthen the muscles that are used to prevent you from urinating.
- Cut back on the caffeine.
Studies suggest that high caffeine consumption could lead to a higher rate of incontinence. If you drink 4 to 10 cups a day of a caffeinated beverage, you are considered to be a high-intake consumer, and are urged to cut back how much you drink in order to reduce your risk of having an accident.
- Manage your fluid intake.
It seems straightforward that consuming too many liquids can increase your chances of having an accident, but too few can also impact your incontinence issues! By alternating how much you drink each day, you can determine how much liquid you actually need and how much is too much and how little is too little.
- Talk to your doctor.
Your doctor may be able to prescribe medication that can help control your incontinence. They may also be able to point to some other condition that is causing it—such as lifestyle choices or medication that you’re currently taking.
- Quit smoking.
Smoking causes many health issues, including incontinence. It’s never too late to quit!
Remember to stay positive throughout this process. You are not less of a human being because you are having issues with your bladder. The caring staff at Choice Health Management are here to help. We supply adult incontinence supplies, and ensure that our residents who are unable to care for themselves are looked after.