Treatment of stress incontinence

Kidneys and Urinary disorders:

If you suffer from incontinence, you should contact a physician. Even if you find it embarrassing, this is something that general practitioners are used to. Together you can arrive at a solution that improves your situation.

General advice

If you do not drink very much, it will not help you much to drink less. Therefore, you can safely drink normal amounts of fluid.

Avoid constipation. Constipation we increase the pressure in the stomach, allowing the pressure on the bladder becomes larger.

Go to the bathroom in time. Make it a habit to urinate before you do anything that might provoke a leak.

Weight loss. Obesity increases the pain. Therefore, you should try to lose weight if you are overweight.

Cough. Many people have problems with leakage when they cough. Therefore, you should strive to prevent coughing. An important asset is smoking cessation. If you have asthma or bronchitis, you should discuss this with your doctor.

Pelvic floor exercises are the main treatment. It is cheap and effective and without side effects. It is best to get advice and information on how to perform these exercises. Ask your doctor about this. If there are physical therapists who are good with these exercises in your area, your doctor may refer you there.

There are other principles of treatment, including electrical stimulation and a type of solder that is placed in the vagina (vaginal cones). According to a Doctoral thesis from 1999, however, pelvic floor exercises that method with the finest results. You and your doctor can together find the method that best suits you.

Other aids
There are many aids that can be tried. Many people will feel safer and aided by using a diaper or a pad or a tampon. There are also disposable plugs that can be used if you have the problem with leaks when exercising. There are as well medications that can help the individual. There is good information about these tools at the pharmacy.

In some cases, surgery may also be relevant, but only after trying other methods .. The methods are then out to support the transition between the bladder and urethra.