There is plenty women can do to control urinary incontinence, and most solutions don’t require medication. In fact, new guidelines on urinary incontinence urge doctors to recommend pill-free treatments first. These include Kegel exercises, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise. Here are several of the pill-free methods for fighting urinary incontinence
For most people getting enough motivation to go to the gym can be hard. And with the expense of membership and the time it takes to get there – it really wouldn’t take much more to convince someone to stay home and skip the whole thing all together. Anxiety about leaks can be more than enough to push you over the edge. But by skipping out on exercise, you are depriving yourself of something your body needs to stay healthy and strong. Luckily you don’t need to have a gym membership to get the exercise you need. Here are some things you can do to get exercise in your own home!
As we all know, the stresses of life can be enough to deal with without the added worry of having an accident. This worry can often be the cause of or worsen feelings of anxiety in people with urinary incontinence (UI). Fortunately there are ways to help cope with these feelings. For some coping can be as simple as taking a few deep breaths. For others it may take a more long term plan. So we have listed a few ways to deal with your stresses – both big and small.
Just like any other activity that can put pressure on the bladder, sex can cause leakage in women with stress incontinence. Because this is a particularly sensitive topic, many women feel uncomfortable talking to their doctors and even their partners about it.
Between media pressures and our own insecurities, loving our bodies can be hard. When your body starts to get in the way of your everyday life, as it often can when you have symptoms of urinary incontinence, it can be even harder to accept one’s self. That is why we put together a list of ways to love your body just the way it is.