How to Treat Urinary Incontinence

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Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled leakage of urine. It’s more common among girls and women than men.  Menopause, childbirth, and pregnancy may cause urinary incontinence in women. Overactive bladder muscles, never damage, and weak bladder muscles may also contribute to urinary incontinence. It occurs in both men and women and is a treatable health condition. Before starting your treatment, it’s important that you determine the type of UI that you have. Mostly, your doctor, after listening to your condition, can tell what type you’re suffering from.

How to Treat Urinary Incontinence

You may be asked by your doctor to perform a simple move that can prove incontinence. It can be coughing or sit up exercise. Let’s find out what you can do to prevent urinary continence:

Perform Kegel Exercise

It has been observed that people performing Kegel exercise regularly are less susceptible to urinary incontinence in comparison to those who don’t. Kegel exercise not only helps control or prevent UI, it also strengthens your pelvic floor muscles that support bladder, the uterus, rectum and small intestine. It involves tightening your pelvic floor muscles (which you can spot by stopping urine when urinating) for three to five seconds, and then relaxing for three to five seconds. You can perform this exercise while standing, sitting or walking. All you need is to stick to it and maintain your focus. You can also watch YouTube videos on how to perform Kegel exercise. After a week of performing Kegel exercise, you’ll surely feel the difference.

Anticholinergics

Anticholinergic drugs have been used as a cure to UI for years. These medications include but are not limited to : Solifenacin (Vesicare), Darifenacin (Enablex), Oxybutynin (Ditropan XL, Oxytrol), Trospium, Tolterodine (Detrol), Fesoterodine (Toviaz), and more.

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