Having a leaky bladder can be a stressful condition to deal with, but it doesn’t have to follow you throughout middle age. There are plenty of simple practices and treatments you can use to help curb symptoms such as decreased mood, libido, as well as incontinence.
The best way to start is always to get in touch with a doctor and discuss your related symptoms and medical history.
The medical team at HealthGAINS are equipped to provide you with the best and most recently-backed advice regarding steps that you can take. We have put together this guide to help you choose better, more educated steps towards combating urinary incontinence using home treatments in combination with the services and treatments offered at HealthGains.
One of the easiest ways to begin reducing symptoms of incontinence on your own is to work on doing pelvic floor exercises 4-5 times a week.
Kegel exercises have been recommended by doctors to pregnant women for years to prevent incontinence and to tighten the muscles of the vagina.
These exercises are easy to do and can help to strengthen the muscles responsible for managing urinary urges. They help you to control urination, and it also keeps the muscles in shape to not allow for any leakage. To do these, just tighten and contract the muscles you use to hold in the sensation of going to the restroom for a few seconds, release, and then repeat.
One of the newest and most talked about treatment options for women suffering from incontinence is called ThermiVa™.
This treatment can help women to not only gain more control over their bladder, but it can also help to improve tightness, lubrication, and the overall appearance as well.
ThermiVa tightens the vaginal canal by using radiofrequency energy to stimulate new collagen tissue generation on the inside and outside of the vagina to restore youthful appearance and function. These gentle waves also stimulate the healing of nerves as well the creation of new blood vessels, helping to increase the overall tightness of the vagina and the amount pleasure experienced during sex.
Drink Less Liquid
One of the leading causes of incontinence in women is the over-consumption of various fluids throughout the day.
Drinking too much liquid puts pressure on the bladder and the associated muscles such as the pelvic floor.
When this happens, the muscles can become tired, damaged, and lose the ability to hold back overflow.
In addition, limiting or reducing caffeine and alcohol intake can make a big difference, as these substances cause more urine to be produced, placing further stress on the bladder. It is best to speak to your doctor if you are concerned about these symptoms or if you have questions about your daily intake of various beverages.
If you suffer from incontinence due to pregnancy, an infection, or other cause, you can dramatically reduce your symptoms with the help of a specialist at HealthGAINS in combination with these at-home methods. With the proven ThermiVa™ treatment along with a decreased liquid intake and a stronger pelvic floor, your body will be much less likely to struggle with bladder control.
Contact us today to speak with a Wellness Advisor and begin your path to vaginal wellness.