Lifestyle Changes

  • Quit Smoking – Smoking can lead to:
  • Chronic Cough
  • Damage to Bladder
  • Damage to Urethra
  • Lose weight – Excess weight puts extra pressure on the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Avoid caffiene and alchohol as this may make you urinate more.

Timed Voiding

Your physician may instruct you to urinate every 2-4 hours, while awake. The goal of this therapy is simply to keep the patient dry. This will help to empty the bladder and avoid accidents.

Bladder Re-training

This involves timed voiding, but the length of time between the bathroom trips is graduallyincreased. This therapy trains the bladder to delay voiding for larger time intervals.