Lifestyle Changes to urinary incontinence

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Here you will find advice on which factors in your life you can change to prevent urinary incontinence.

Food and drink
Some beverages and foods seems a diuretic and makes it even harder to have bladder control. This is especially beverages containing caffeine or spindle, tea, coffee and alcohol. You may want to reduce your intake of these beverages, especially if you are going to participate in social activities where it is important for you to avoid accidents.

Avoid constipation
Constipation and printing on the toilet leads to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Stool can also squeeze the bladder and further contribute to leaking urine. This can be prevented by trying to keep the stool soft. Larger intake including fiber, prunes, bran and fermented milk products could contribute to this.

Quitting smoking
Constant coughing is a strong pressure on the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. By quitting smoking you can control the cough.
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Weight loss
Obesity contributes to increasing pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor, and the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. Weight Decline can thus prevent and improve urinary incontinence.

Avoid heavy lifting
Those who feel that they leak when they lift heavy should avoid it in the degree they can. If you must lift something heavy, you should pinch back the pelvic floor muscles all you can and hold the contraction until after the lift. (The same applies when you cough or sneeze.)