TIPS FOR MANAGING A WEAK BLADDER

Many people suffer from urinary incontinence. In this blog let’s discuss some tips and lifestyle changes that can help manage a weak bladder. 

Weak bladder causes a sudden urge to urinate that can be difficult to control and sometimes may experience unintentional loss of urine which is known as urgency incontinence. 

Muscles in the abdomen that support the urethra and bladder are known as the pelvic muscles. Particularly in females, the pelvic muscles often stretch and weaken during pregnancy and childbirth.

STOP SMOKING

Weak bladder is common in people who smoke because apparently coughing strain on your pelvic floor muscles. 

Having weak or excessively constrictive pelvic muscles lead to a weak bladder. This causes an urgent and a frequent need to pass the urine. 

EXERCISE DAILY

Doctors recommend people with weak pelvic muscles and weak bladder muscles to exercise as the pelvic floor muscles help support the bladder and also help control the flow of urine.

MONITOR YOUR DIET

Lessen those foods that worsens the bladder. Foods that may worsen include coffee, alcohol, tea, soft drinks (caffeinated), citrus juices, chocolates, tomatoes based products and drinks that contain sweeteners. 

TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS REGULARLY

Taking your prescribed medications regularly will help keep the bladder healthy and will prevent it from leaking. People who have to urinate often try to drink less so they don’t have to urinate as often but this will only lead to dehydration. It is okay to satisfy thirst. 

AVOID CONSTIPATION

Eat plenty of high-fiber foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Drink lots of water as well. All this will help in avoiding constipation. 

Most common medicine for managing a weak bladder is Solifen tablet in Pakistan which should ONLY be used when prescribed by your doctor