4 ways to stop leaks (Urine Incontinence)

Do daily pelvic floor exercises

Tighten your pelvic floor muscles, hold the contraction for five seconds, and then relax for five seconds. Try it four or five times in a row. Work up to keeping the muscles contracted for 10 seconds at a time, relaxing for 10 seconds between contractions.

Cut down on caffeine and spicy food

Caffeine irritates the bladder and can make incontinence worse.

Coffee has the biggest effect, so stop drinking it or switch to decaffeinated.

Cut down on alcohol and liquor to improve incontinence

Like to drink beer, wine and liquor? Alcohol is a diuretic, which makes you urinate more often. Cutting down may help your incontinence symptoms.

Avoid lifting

Lifting puts strain on your pelvic floor muscles, so avoid it wherever you can.

When you do need to lift something, like picking up children or shopping bags, tighten your pelvic floor muscles before and during the lift.


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