- 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.
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.
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.