7 ways to stop your bladder leaking
Ladies, it happens to the best of us! Although leaking wee can be troublesome and highly embarrassing at times.
However, there are some easy ways you can help your bladder problems. Here are 7 simple steps to help you laugh with ease.
1) Practice your Kegels
It can be as easy as doing Pelvic floor exercises to prevent leakage. But these have to be done properly ladies (no slacking). Unfortunately, the birth of your beautiful children can be the reason for this uncomfortable experience.
2) Drop those weights
Put the shopping bags down and put your feet up! Lifting puts strain on your pelvic floor muscles not just the biceps. But when you do need to lift something tighten your pelvic floor muscles before and during the lift to help prevent bladder problems.
3) Order de-caff
That morning ‘get me going’ drink sadly has to stop if you wish to stop leaking. Caffeine irritates the bladder and can make incontinence worse. Sadly, coffee has the biggest effect but try drinking fancy herbal teas as a replacement.
4) Make that Indian takeaway after work a no go
Diet is key when it comes to solving your bladder problems. Spicy and acidic food (we know they taste great!) can irritate the bladder and make leaks and other incontinence symptoms worse. But remember you can treat yourself once in a while!
5) Quench that thirst
We all know it’s good for you to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day (Wine or G&T isn’t included!) but did you know that being dehydrated can make actually make incontinence worse? This is because it reduces your bladders capacity so get drinking!
6) Shed the pounds
If you’ve been preparing to hibernate for winter, maybe it’s time to lose any excess weight.
Being overweight can cause fatty tissue to put pressure on your bladder causing the initial problem. Try losing weight to see if it helps your bladder problems.
7) ‘Smoking was so last year!’
That irritating chesty cough caused from the years of smoking is causing yet another side effect. Coughing is putting strain on your pelvic floor muscles. You can get support from your GP to help you stop smoking.
So as you can see, a few simple lifestyle changes really could help you solve your bladder problems.