An overactive bladder (also known as urge incontinence) causes a sudden urge to urinate, even when your bladder isn’t full. For some people, it’s simply a nuisance. For others, the urge can’t be controlled, which leads not only to incontinence but also to a potentially severe negative impact on their quality of life.
Bladder training can go a long way toward helping with urinary incontinence. This treatment strategy involves learning to urinate on a schedule (timed voiding) and doing pelvic muscle exercises.
Here’s a step-by-step bladder-training technique:
For more ways to keep incontinence from getting in the way of doing the things you love, Better Bladder and Bowel Control, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School, is available for purchase.
Many thanks to HEALTHBeat and the Harvard Medical School for this information