|Do you suffer from light bladder leakage?|
Here are a few steps that you can take to prevent accidents, and manage your symptoms with discretion so that you can keep living, and enjoy life.
Step one: Make a few changes.
It sounds simple enough, but a few changes to routine can really help with prevention and management. For example, know where the bathrooms are, wear clothes that are easy to open so that you have fewer accidents, cut out foods that might increase symptoms, and consciously use the bathroom before a drive, a meeting, going to bed, etc.
Step two: Hydrate sensibly.
Too many LBL sufferers avoid water because they don’t want to leak. Unfortunately this can exasperate the problem. It can irritate the urethra and bladder lining and lead to worsened symtpoms. So instead of skipping hydration, hydrate at the best times, when you have easy bathroom access, won’t have to wait to go, and have protection on hand.
Step three: Strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Part of discretion is controlling and lessening the incidences. And one of the best ways to do this is with Kegel exercises, these can be done anywhere, and can help reduce the feelings of urgency, and accidents caused by stress to the bladder.
Step four: Minimize odors.
If you want to be discreet with your LBL, odor matters. Try staying well hydrated, and using urine deodorizing tablets, and avoiding foods that have a strong smell. Drink apple and other non-citrus juices, and use products that contain odor protectors.
Step five: Protect with absorbent products.
It is hard to be discreet if your leaks show. The best thing you can do is find the style and fit of absorbent products that work for your needed absorbency level and situation. There are tons of styles, brands, and absorbency options available, so evaluate your needs and choose the products that best fit your situation, condition, and lifestyle. The Caregiver Partnership offers the Incontinence Product Finder: Helping you to quickly and easily sort through hundreds of choices. And they offer samples.
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