If you have been diagnosed with female incontinence, how do you deal with it? Reading about statistics and news about the condition is one thing but actually having to live with it on a daily basis is something else. The truth is, no one would probably totally understand the situation like you do. But do not fret, there are things that you can do to help you make the best out of your situation. I have some tips – thanks to iVillage – which can help you deal with your condition.
There is a more comprehensive article on their web site on how to deal with female incontinence. For this post, I would like to focus on one thing – avoiding the possible triggers of female incontinence. The triggers are different for each person but here are some of the most common ones.
Excessive alcohol intake
We know that alcohol makes you go to the loo more than usual. If you already know that you have problems with incontinence, it would be a good idea to avoid drinking too much.
Monitor your fluid intake
More than alcohol, you should take note of how much water and other fluids you drink. Drinking too much will cause you to have to go too often. On the other hand, drinking too little will cause your urine to become too concentrated. This might irritate your bladder and aggravate your condition.
Watch your caffeine intake
Just like alcohol, caffeine is a diuretic. If you are a coffee drinker, then you might want to consider the amount of coffee that you drink in a day. This also includes other caffeinated drinks, by the way.
If you are aware of the things that aggravate your condition, you can more easily avoid them and, hopefully, you can deal with female incontinence better.
Originally posted on September 21, 2008 @ 3:08 pm