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Incontinence/Overactive Bladder

Incontinence and Overactive Bladder issues, can be frustrating and inconvenient at the same time. Factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, aging, being overweight, and abdominal surgery such as cesarean section, often result in the weakening of the pelvic muscles. When you get older, people may be cruel and insensitive because they do not understand what you are going through. Incontinence and Overactive Bladder, can be intensified by things like caffeine, too much liquids, and even exercise.


There are a few ways to treat Incontinence and Overactive Bladder. You can try changing your liquid intake, meaning that you can stop drinking liquids at a certain hour at night if you find that your issues are worse at night than during the day. You can stop drinking caffeine like soda and coffee and even alcohol can sometimes make Incontinence and Overactive Bladder issues more severe.  Another option some people may have is surgery to enlarge the bladder so that it will hold more and resolve your Incontinence and Overactive Bladder issues that way. Some doctors, might try prescribing an antibiotic and see if after a period of time it has helped to decrease your symptoms or make them go away all together.


Incontinence and Overactive Bladder, may also be reduced by doing things like Kegel exercises. Named after a doctor, by the name of Arnold Kegel, this exercise, is done by contracting and then relaxing the pelvic muscles to strengthen your bladder so that it will hold more as well as for longer periods of time. Kegel exercises, are commonly prescribed for women during as well as after their pregnancy to keep those muscles strong. Hopefully this article has helped you to think of things that you might discuss with your doctor at your next visit in hopes to improve your bladder issues.


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