The loss of bladder control is known as urinary incontinence. Its symptoms vary between mild urinary leaking to uncontrollable wetting.  The condition starts affecting people once the muscles within the urinary tract become too weak or too active.

As an example, urinary muscles that hold the bladder closed can make a person have accidents if they do something as simple as sneeze or lift heavy objects. This part of the condition is considered stress incontinence.

At the other side of the spectrum, overactive bladder muscles cause people to head to the bathroom if they hold little urine in their bladder, also known as urge incontinence. Urinary incontinence problems can also happen due to problems in the lower part of the body, including nerve damage and prostate problems.

The degree of urinary incontinence Des Moines treatment depends on the type of problem with the condition that a person has, in addition to choosing treatment options best fitting their lifestyle. Common urinary incontinence Des Moines treatment options for urinary incontinence usually include simple muscle exercises, medication, special devices and/or surgical procedures, as suggested by your doctor.

Besides urinary incontinence Des Moines medical intervention, a person can treat their urinary incontinence through several home treatment options, mainly to manage their urinary incontinence.

  • Keep the bladder as empty as possible. This means heading to the bathroom and emptying the bladder, even if the urge to go isn’t overwhelming.
  • Keep track. Wear a wrist alarm or use an alarm to remind yourself to empty your bladder before your lose control again. This works in cases when a person feel they have to go at certain intervals of time throughout the day.
  • Wear loose and easy to open clothing. Loose and/or easy to open clothing helps simplify clothing removal when using the bathroom.
  • Drink less liquids. Liquids like carbonated beverages, fruit juices and alcohol are likely to irritate the bladder and potentially worsen symptoms. Avoid eating foods like spicy foods, dairy products, artificial sweeteners and/or sugar too.
  • Avoid wearing tight clothing. This includes clothing and/or footwear like girdles, corsets, pants and/or high heels. These articles of clothing/footwear can potentially weaken the pelvis muscles controlling urination.
  • Cross your legs before sneezing and/or coughing. Doing this potentially prevents leaking from the bladder.
  • Avoid caffeine and smoking. Caffeine, in any form, is considered a diuretic for most people. Smoking, too, causes harm to the pelvis muscles that control the urinary tract. It’s said to cause women to develop urinary incontinence twice as fast.

These tips can help any person suffering from the condition subside the more severe symptoms.