Urinary incontinence-how to cure?
Hello, my neighbor Mrs. Kingsley needs assistance with her activities of daily living. She needs assistance with dressing because of limited mobility in her right arm. She can feed herself on her own slowly, but does need help with meal preparations. She is able to walk with a cane, but moves slowly. Mrs. Kingsley is considered “usually continent” – she has approximately one episode of incontinence once every three weeks or so simply because she cannot get to the bathroom quickly enough. Before he died, Mr. Kingsley reminded her to use the bathroom every 2-3 hours and then took her to the bathroom once in the middle of the night. How to treat this urinary incontinence?
@gourav Treatment for urinary incontinence depends on the type of incontinence, its severity and the underlying cause. A combination of treatments may be needed. If an underlying condition is causing your symptoms, your doctor will first treat that condition. Your doctor may recommend less invasive treatments to start with and move on to other options if these techniques fail to help you. Bladder training, to delay urination after you get the urge to go. You may start by trying to hold off for 10 minutes every time you feel an urge to urinate. The goal is to lengthen the time between trips to the toilet until you're urinating only every 2.5 to 3.5 hours.
Double voiding, to help you learn to empty your bladder more completely to avoid overflow incontinence. Double voiding means urinating, then waiting a few minutes and trying again.
Scheduled toilet trips, to urinate every two to four hours rather than waiting for the need to go.
Fluid and diet management, to regain control of your bladder. You may need to cut back on or avoid alcohol, caffeine or acidic foods. Reducing liquid consumption, losing weight or increasing physical activity also can ease the problem.