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Tips to Manage SUI – Stress Urinary Incontinence

13/08/2014

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Stress Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine and is so common that it is a fact of life for many people. Whether it has occurred due to general aging or trauma such as pregnancy and natural birth it can be an embarrassing problem that affects day-to-day life. There are however a few tips that can help you manage the condition and get on with your life more freely.


1. Stick to scheduled times to urinate


If you go to the bathroom frequently and regularly, even if you do not feel like to go, then your bladder will always be empty and empty bladders cannot leak.


2. Pelvic floor muscles exercise


Clenching and unclenching your pelvic floor muscles will increase their strength and their ability to stop leaks from happening.


3. Cut down on your caffeine


Drinks that contain caffeine are diuretics and will increase your chances of leaking urine. Cutting down or eliminating coffee, tea and carbonated drinks will help cut down your need to wee.


4. Don’t be in a hurry


When you go to the toilet do not be in a rush. Make sure you leave enough time to completely empty your bladder by urinating, resting and relaxing and the urinating again.


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