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Do you have the facts about bladder control? If you’re like most of us not really. I was surprised to learn that millions of Americans suffer from this condition, also known as incontinence and it affects all ages and both men and women.
This condition doesn’t have to mean the end of a active life. The Depend website has articles with tips and aspects for all aspects of living with bladder control issues.
For example you can learn about the four types of incontinence, get travel tips and real stories from people with bladder control issues. I found these tips on the site of five changes that can help manage bladder control problems.
5 Tips for Improving Bladder Control
1. Lose 5% of Weight. This isn’t an overnight fix but being overweight puts extra pressure on more than just knees. If you need to lose weight, those extra pounds add pressure to the bladder and muscles supporting it.
2. Do Kegel Exercises. Kegel exercises are small, strategic movements that can strengthen pelvic-floor muscles. They’re the ones you’re using when you hold your urine in the middle of peeing. I learned about these after having my first baby (yes I was a victim of incontinence at one time). These can be done anywhere since no one knows you’re doing them!
3. Urinate Twice Before Bed. This trick might let you sleep longer during the night without a bathroom run.
4. Switch to Decaf. Caffeine is a common bladder irritant. Switch to decaffeinated beverages (coffee, tea, soda, etc.) one cup at a time and see if that improves symptoms.
5. Eliminate Trigger Food(s). I was surprised to learn that specific foods commonly trigger the urge to urinate. Cutting them out of your diet may help with control. Known trigger foods include spicy food, tomatoes and tomato juice, and citrus fruits.
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Sometimes the changes aren’t enough. If bladder control issues interferes with quality of life Depend Underwear is available for both men and women. The Fix-Flex Protections gives wearers a close-to-the-body fit and the confidence and freedom to live a normal, full life.
If you or someone you know is suffering from incontinence order a free sample of Depend underwear. You’ll be surprised by the features whether it’s the soft underwear-like wasitband, pretty peach color or leg opening that flexes along with you.
Do you have any bladder control tips?