Health Tip: Controlling Urinary Incontinence08/12/10
(HealthDay News) -- Urinary incontinence is the inability to
control the urge to urinate. It tends to become more of a problem
as people age.
The womenshealth.gov Web site suggests these potential methods
for controlling urinary incontinence:
- Performing exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles.
- Going to the bathroom habitually at certain times, which can
help "retrain" the bladder.
- Losing weight and quitting smoking.
- Avoiding alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
- Taking a medication designed to prevent urinary
- Applying electrical stimulation on nerves affecting bladder
- Practicing biofeedback techniques.
- Having surgery, if other methods aren't successful.
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