Bladder problems affect millions of people in the UK and it’s important to seek advice from your doctor or healthcare professional.
However there are some things that you can do to help manage urinary incontinence:
- Healthy diet – Extra weight can add pressure on to the bladder or the urethra, causing additional leaks.
- Fluid intake – Try to drink at least 6-8 glasses (1.5-2 litres) of water every day.
- Practice pelvic floor exercises
Although you may feel embarrassed about seeking help, it’s a good idea to see your GP/Continence Nurse if you have any symptoms of urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is a common problem and seeing your GP/Continence Nurse can be the first step towards finding a way to effectively manage the problem.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise
By training your pelvic floor muscles in the right position, you can actively prevent and relieve symptoms of urinary and faecal incontinence.