Possible treatment options
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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