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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence - Symptoms

Urinary Incontinence - How to prevent?

You can prevent urinary incontinence by adopting the following good habits:

  • Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily unless your doctor has instructed otherwise.
  • Limit your intake of alcohol and caffeinated drinks.
  • Take a balanced diet that includes all food groups and keep within a healthy weight range.
  • Include enough fluid and fibre in your diet and exercise regularly to prevent constipation that can lead to poor bladder control.
  • Practise good bladder habits by regularly emptying your bladder. Holding back for too long when a bladder is full, or persistently emptying it when it is not, can both cause abnormal bladder function.
  • Do pelvic floor exercises regularly to strengthen the muscles supporting the outlet of the bladder.
  • Avoid precipitating factors such as obesity, chronic cough, sneezing and heavy lifting etc.

Urinary Incontinence - Diagnosis

Urinary Incontinence - Preparing for surgery

Urinary Incontinence - Post-surgery care

Urinary Incontinence - Other Information

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