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Incontinence can be tackled with lifestyle changes

Posted Mar 28 2011 12:12pm

Making lifestyle changes is one of the ways to tackle incontinence using treatments that do not involve medication or surgery, those using incontinence products may want to know.

Urinary incontinence is a common problem affecting more than 50 million people in the developed world alone, according to the NHS, and in continence pads and pants play a vital role in helping people manage it.

Although the treatment given will usually depend on the type of incontinence suffered, conservative treatments including lifestyle changes, pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training are usually tried first.

The NHS states that patients may be asked to reduce their caffeine intake, cutting the amount of -tea, coffee and cola they consume to lower the amount of urine produced by the body.

Doctors may also recommend drinking six to eight glasses of fluid a day as consuming too much or too little can result in changes in the lower urinary tract.

There is a wide range of incontinence products on the market designed to cater for all types of the condition.

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