You’re in good company — about 1 in 3 women experience bladder leaks. These tips can help you and your friends.
Zumba and Zucchini
Healthy eating and exercise habits can help shed pounds. Why is this important? Weight loss can actually relieve pressure on your bladder.
Re–energize Your Exercise
The stronger the muscles in your pelvic floor, the more control you'll have over leaks. Doing Kegel Pelvic Floor Exercises a few times a day goes a long way to keeping those muscles strong so they are ready when your bladder says it’s time!
Re-think Your Drink
Enjoy your morning mocha latte, but order it “half-caf” or decaf because caffeine can stimulate your bladder and lead to more bladder leaks.
Keep a Diary
Make an appointment to talk to your doctor about your sensitive bladder. Share notes on when and why your bladder leaks, as these are valuable clues for your doctor. Getting the right diagnosis depends on your doctor having the right information. Don’t know why the leaks? Keeping track of how much you’re drinking will help your doctor identify some possible causes of your urinary incontinence symptoms.
For more tips on caring for your overactive bladder, check out these 7 simple lifestyle changes to reduce bladder leaks.