In health matters, prevention is always the best way forward. And incontinence is not an exception. On the contrary, there are some basic recommendations that everyone should watch and which alone can improve the conditions of our future continence.
Learn some basic guidelines will help us answer some basic questions that some patients may have in the pharmacy.
For example, fluid intake should be in accordance with certain guidelines. Thus, we should drink at least a half liter of water a day, unless there is some indication otherwise by your doctor. Should limit the amount of alcohol and caffeine intake, as they can irritate the bladder.
Without the need to urinate may cause the bladder is made smaller. You should try going to the bathroom when the bladder is full. In any case it is good to empty before bedtime. And always be taken that is completely empty, otherwise the risk of outbreaks of urinary tract infection.
Constipation plays against the pelvic floor muscles due to continued efforts to empty the bowel. Ideally, the toilet regularly.
Pelvic floor muscles can be exercised like any other muscle. But, like any exercise, the effects will be felt only if performed consistently and regularly.
When going to a specialist?
When there are involuntary leakage of urine when you make any small daily efforts as laughing, jumping or coughing. This type of incontinence is known as stress incontinence and is typically female.
Where there are some uncontrollable desire to go to the bathroom and it is impossible to reach it, as a result of an involuntary contraction of the bladder. In this case, we speak of urge incontinence.
When more frequent urination than usual, for example, up to 8 times daily in small amounts, usually less than 200 ml.
In short, if we observe any abnormal behavior in the voiding process must consult a specialist.
And we know that always the worst solution is the resignation. Whatever our case, there will be solutions that we can take that will help us improve. And in any case, it will be available to patients as a palliative means absorbent pads for light incontinence and to help at least improve their quality of life.