|Re-gain control over your bladder!|
Reduce Alcohol Consumption
Reduce Caffeine Intake
Like the alcohol, caffeine can be hazardous to your bladder. In most cases caffeine will stimulate the bladder to release urine and it's harder for it to hold in the urine. Some people cannot live without drinking their daily cup of coffee so it may be a smart to try de-caffeinated coffee to see if it satisfies the urge.
Strengthen Pelvic Muscles
An important thing you can do is to build up your pelvic floor muscles. You need to try doing some Kegel exercises as they will be able to build up those muscles and can give you the ability to hold in urine. To do your Kegels you will want to work on stopping urine mid-stream each time you are using the restroom. Stopping and starting your urine flow helps you to build up the strength of your pelvic floor muscles and gives you a lot of control over incontinence.
Not only do you want to work on your pelvic muscles, take the time to exercise each day. Daily exercise helps the blood to flow properly to the muscles, giving them the nourishment they need to be at their best. When you exercise these muscles, they will become stronger and you can find that you can deal with the urge to urinate in an easier manner.
Visit the Restroom Often
Sometimes it can be difficult to deal with incontinence because you do not have a bladder that can hold in the urine. Try to increase how often you can use the restroom so that you can prevent having accidents. Using Depend underwear for men can give you the extra security you need to catch any leaks if you do have trouble getting to the bathroom on time. Always use the restroom before you go to bed and you may need to set a timer to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom to prevent bedwetting.
Manage Your Weight
When you have too much weight it will end up pressing on your bladder. Managing your weight will allow you to prevent excess pressure on your bladder and keeps you from having an increase of urine loss. Even dropping five pounds can help to decrease the problems you have with incontinence.
Increase Water Intake
Another great way to make sure you are managing your incontinence problem is by increasing your intake of water. Drinking water gives you less stimulation on your bladder so you don't end up having too many frequent problems. Water also helps to clean the toxins from the body so you feel better and have more energy.
Wearing Incontinence Products
Keep in mind, there are many different styles of Depend underwear to choose from. Take specific measurements to have the best possible fit and protection when choosing the right adult diaper. Depend underwear for men look and feel just like traditional underwear. For a man that is embarrassed by his condition, this product can be a true life-saver!
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