Any Bladder Exercise for Overactive Bladder?

Q:
Can you tell me some bladder exercises to treat overactive bladder?

A:

  • Kegel exercises.
    Over time, these help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. They also build up the muscle that controls the flow of urine from your body.
    To do Kegels, pretend you’re going to pee, then squeeze the muscles you’d use to stop it. You’ll have to do them a few times a day for 6 to 8 weeks before you see a change in your OAB symptoms.
  • Bladder training.
    Bladder training involves training yourself to delay voiding when you feel an urge to urinate.
    You begin with small delays, such as 30 minutes, and gradually work your way up to urinating every three to four hours. Bladder training is possible only if you’re able to tighten (contract) your pelvic floor muscles successfully.

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