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Diet can affect bladder control. From citrus juices, to chilli all kinds of foods can irritate your bladder.

Keeping a bladder diary can help you work out what is affecting you, so you can learn to manage your bladder loss.

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Bladder control problems are not an inevitable part of
getting older nor of having a baby.

A large proportion of people with bladder control loss who
seek medical treatment can undertake bladder training or
bladder treatment. This will lead to bladder control and in
some cases, complete restoration.

Bladder Treatment

Poise® Products support the process of regaining bladder control by helping you find the right treatment option for you to move through the scary side of bladder loss and help you learn about bladder management. This can sometimes be as simple as learning to perform pelvic floor exercises, or might involve a combination of treatment options in consultation with your doctor. The process is about you learning to manage your light urinary leakage, not letting it take over your life.

Fortunately, increased awareness has helped promote a greater understanding of bladder problems in today’s society. Healthcare providers are helping women manage and treat bladder control loss so that they can go on and keep doing the things they have always enjoyed.

Bio feedback

In addition to other bladder training options, your doctor may recommend biofeedback to help you identify and control the muscles located around the bladder opening. In a clinic or similar setting, small sensors are temporarily placed in contact with your body. As you practice contracting muscles around the bladder opening, the sensors give you a signal, usually an audible tone or movement on a visual display or graph, indicating when you have correctly contracted the right muscles. This helps maximise your pelvic floor exercises.

Medication

In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication either alone, or in combination with behavioural treatment to help restore bladder control. Be aware that some medications may actually contribute to bladder control problems, so be sure your doctor knows about any prescription and over-the-counter medicines you’re taking. All medications should be taken under the provision of a health professional.

Surgery

Your doctor may suggest surgery as a way to treat your bladder control loss in which case you will be referred to a surgeon who will advise you on the best treatment, including both the advantages and risks. Women’s incontinence correction surgeries usually involve the surgeon fashioning a ligament or tendon into a sling within the urethra to lift and support it. Some surgeries can even be done under local anaesthetic but all are usually a last resort when other treatment options have failed.

Pelvic Floor exercises

Pelvic Floor exercises can help you can gain control over your light urinary leakage by retraining and exercising the muscles that support the bladder and urethra.

Bladder Diary

Keeping a bladder diary will help alert you to particular times of the day, month and year that may be bad for your incontinence so you can learn to manage your light urinary leakage with the appropriate treatments and products at the times you need them.

Bladder training

Bladder training can be effective in helping people successfully increase the amount of time between trips to the toilet. If your doctor suggests bladder training, then first starting a bladder diary, as well as a schedule of activities that normally make up your day, will ensure that the most effective and successful program is developed for you.