Preventing urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is common, and it can have an impact on the physical, psychological, and social well-being of those affected, as well as on their families and carers.

It is not always possible to prevent urinary incontinence, but there are some steps you can take that may help reduce the chance of it developing, such as:

  • Practice Kegels exercises – trying to keep your pelvic floor muscles strong by Strengthening your pelvic muscles with Kegel exercises may lower your risk for incontinence.
  • Maintain a healthy weight – Extra weight puts more pressure on your bladder and nearby muscles, which can lead to problems with bladder control.
  • Lifestyle changes – Avoid food & drinks that irritate to the bladder (Such as caffeine, alcohol, and acidic food).
  • Quit Smoking – Smoking caused many health problems. Quitting may make you cough less, which may help with incontinence.
  • Treating constipation – Eat foods with fibers to help prevent constipation and reducing stress to your lower abdomen. Constipation can make urinary incontinence worse.