Health Tip: Managing Urinary Incontinence

Possible treatment options

(HealthDay News) -- Many women have urinary incontinence, notably after having a baby or after beginning menopause.

The National Women's Health Information Center says there are many treatment options for urinary incontinence in women, among them:

  • Performing Kegel exercises can help strengthen the muscles in your pelvis. This may help prevent stress leakage.
  • Losing extra pounds can help relieve pressure on your bladder.
  • Eliminating from your diet certain foods and liquids -- such as alcohol, tea, coffee and other caffeinated products -- can help reduce incontinence.
  • Scheduling certain times each day to go to the bathroom, instead of waiting until you need to go, can help you regain bladder control.
  • Taking medications prescribed by your doctor can help reduce certain types of leakage.

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