What Is Incontinence And How Can I Manage It?
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What Is Incontinence And How Can I Manage It?

Incontinence is a common issue affecting many adults, ranging from slight leakage to complete loss of control. It can be a physical and emotional challenge to manage incontinence but we’re here to help you get started!

The Main Types Of Incontinence

There are four main types of incontinence: stress, urge, overflow, and functional.

Stress incontinence occurs when urine leaks during activities like coughing, sneezing, or jumping. Urge incontinence is characterized by a sudden urge to urinate and the inability to reach a toilet in time.

Overflow incontinence happens when the bladder doesn’t fully empty, leading to leakage after urination. Functional incontinence arises when physical or mental limitations prevent timely access to a toilet.

Managing incontinence is crucial for a better quality of life. Incontinence pads and other products are available to absorb sudden leakage, while pelvic floor exercises can help with stress and urge incontinence. Regular checkups with your doctor ensure any underlying issues are addressed.

Now that the kids are back to school, it’s time to focus on managing your incontinence and taking care of yourself. With the right treatment and lifestyle changes, you can regain control of your life. Don’t let incontinence hinder you—stay informed and find an effective solution that works for you.

Different Types Of Exercise

Start small by choosing exercises that are low-impact and easy on your body. Walking, yoga, or swimming are great options to begin with. As you gradually increase your strength and endurance over time, you can incorporate more challenging activities into your routine.

Before exercising, make sure to stretch properly to prevent straining your body and reduce the risk of injury.

It’s important to pay attention to your limits and take frequent breaks if needed, especially in hot weather. Overexertion can worsen incontinence, so listen to your body and give it the rest it needs.

Avoid exercises that cause pain or put extra stress on the bladder muscles, such as running or jumping jacks. Choose activities that are bladder-friendly.

To prevent accidents during physical activities, make sure to empty your bladder before and after each exercise session. This can help minimize the risk of leakage.

Consider wearing absorbent pads or clothing specifically designed to manage leakage during physical activities. These can provide an extra layer of protection and give you peace of mind while you exercise.

Understanding the True Cause Of Your Incontinence

When it comes to managing incontinence, there are several steps you can take to improve your condition and find the right treatment.

First and foremost, it’s important to have an open and honest conversation with your doctor. Discuss your health history, medications, and any lifestyle changes that may be contributing to your incontinence. By providing your doctor with this information, they can better understand your situation and recommend appropriate solutions.

Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed about discussing intimate details with your healthcare provider. It is necessary for them to have a comprehensive understanding of your condition in order to provide you with the best possible treatment. Remember, they are there to help you, and open communication is key.

Keeping a log of your incontinence episodes can be helpful in identifying triggers. Note any specific foods or activities that you suspect may be contributing to your symptoms. This information can assist your doctor in determining the underlying causes of your incontinence and finding effective solutions.

Remember, taking proactive steps and seeking professional guidance can greatly improve your quality of life and help you effectively manage incontinence.

By taking steps to better manage your incontinence, you can take back control over your life and start feeling more empowered in your daily activities. With the right approach, you can reduce your symptoms and start to enjoy life again.

Pelvic Health and Physical Therapy: How it Can Help You Manage Incontinence

Pelvic health issues can have a huge impact on your quality of life. Whether it’s pelvic pain, incontinence, or sexual dysfunction, they can take a toll on both physical and emotional well-being. That’s why seeking help from experienced professionals is often the most effective way to manage the issues.

Physical therapy can be an excellent option for people looking to tackle their pelvic health problems. It can help improve your overall strength, range of motion, and even balance. With an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs, physical therapy can target specific problem areas that are causing you pain or discomfort and provide you with relief over time.

For people dealing with incontinence, physical therapy has been proven to help treat the condition. This can be done through biofeedback and bladder training, both of which are effective treatment methods for managing urinary leakage. Our experienced physical therapists will work with you to create an individualized exercise plan that best meets your needs and goals.

At our clinic, we understand how important it is to you to take control of your pelvic health. Our physical therapists are here to help you every step of the way and provide you with the support you need. We’ll work collaboratively with your healthcare team and other professionals in order to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

Need Extra Support To Manage Incontinence? 

Are you struggling to manage incontinence and you feel as though it’s impacting everything you do? A lot of women we speak to feel the same way, and they’ve taken a huge step forward by coming to us for help!

This month, we’re offering a Free Women’s Health Assessment so you can come into our clinic, talk to a team of expert physical therapists, and discover the best next steps for you to take to improve your overall health and manage incontinence better.

Plus, we’ve been voted the #1 choice for physical therapy in ALL of Siouxland – 2 years in a row!

So you know that you’re in the best hands when you choose to come and see us.

To find out more and arrange your free women’s health assessment, you can fill in our simple web form, or if you prefer to talk over the telephone you can call us at (712) 560-0460 and we’ll be happy to arrange your session.

Alternatively, we offer a Free Telephone Consultation where you can speak to a member of the team from the comfort of your own home.

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