Here are a few methods that are either advocated practicing incontinence nurses that you can get going with immediately if you suspect that you have either Stress or Urge incontinence.
Unfortunately there is no quick-fix solution with either condition – the exception being certain surgical procedures – however with some focus and effort there are proved ways to curb male and female incontinence.
The first and perhaps most demanding way of numbering the number of incident of incontinence, is to lose weight.
Regularly emptying your bladder is a very important thing to do. It does not necessarily reduce or cure incontinence; it has preventative benefits that are necessary to stop the condition worsening. Not going regularly when you have incontinence can lead to problems such as an overstretched bladder or a bladder infection. The most important time to make sure you always go – even if you don’t feel little to no urge – is before and after means and before going to bed.
And even simpler method for dealing with incontinence is to breathe deeply, especially in instance of sudden urges, in which case try your best not to panic with calm inhalations. It helps to think confident thoughts that encourage you to feel in control; telling yourself you are not going to have an accident while you breathe.
By the same token, reducing stress and tension in your life is going to help this process of psychologically managing incontinence, the reason being that emotions and your body’s central nervous system are inextricably linked. Being depressed, anxious or angry all the while can negatively affect you bodily sensations. At the very least, it’s worth taking at least an hour out of every day to walk in the park, have a bath, watch a movie you know you like etc. Any activity that helps you to unwind – which, actually, is good to do regardless.