Avoid Urinary Emergencies

Millions of people suffer from urinary incontinence. The most common form is stress, or urge incontinence. Stress urinary incontinence is most prevalent in women but can affect men too. Stress incontinence can happen when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or lifting something. Urge incontinence means there is also an urge to get to a bathroom while leakage is occurring.

Some lifestyle changes can help reduce urge symptoms including avoiding alcohol and caffeine, and quitting smoking. An at-home treatment is Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvis muscles.

Tips to avoid urinary emergencies:

  • Drink less liquid while out and about
  • Avoid foods or drink that can trigger emergencies such as spicy food, citrus, and carbonated beverages
  • Do not jump or run
  • Try to go to the bathroom more often to reduce leakage

Many patients want to know how to avoid urine leakage. If the above steps are taken and leakage continues to occur, it may be time to seek help.  If you have constant urges, you’re always mapping out the route to a bathroom, or you avoid traveling or social events because of your incontinence contact us. The Incontinence Institute offers individualized treatment options. Feel free to call our discreet, professional Medical Concierge at 800-771-1953 if you have questions or to set up an appointment.

About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.

Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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Incontinence Institute 2009 Mallory Lane, Suite 100 Franklin, Tennessee 37067