What Can I Do to Control Incontinence?

Q:
What can I do to control incontinence?

A:
There’re many ways to control incontinence. You are supposed to consult your doctor and decide which method(s) to choose.

 

Here are some options available:

Lifestyle changes:

  • Lose weight
  • Consume less coffee, alcohol, carbonated drinks and spicy food
  • Drink enough water (7 8-ounce glasses per day)
  • Stop smoking

Kegel exercises

Using the bathroom at fixed times

Medication:

  • Medicine that can prevent bladder spasms
  • Botox injections

Using a pessary (for women)

Surgery

Keyword: control incontinence

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