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Everyday Tips for Incontinent Living from Affective

  • Adopt a diet that includes fiber to combat constipation and thus contribute to the reduction of incontinence.
  • Take fluids during the day, but limit the amount three hours before bedtime. Do not forget to empty your bladder every 2-4 hours before bedtime.
  • Use white vinegar and water in equal parts to clean a soiled mattress. Once the mattress has dried, rub baking soda on the stain and then a vacuum to remove dust. You can also opt for waterproof sheets to prevent urine soaked mattresses.
  • Alcohol and caffeine drinks, besides being diuretic, are very irritating to the bladder. Try to avoid as much as possible and equally avoid fatty and spicy foods.
  • The best thing is not to stop taking liquids, but know when to take them. Drink more in the morning, and less and less as the day progresses.
  • Just as we have a schedule to sleeping, eating, going out, work, etc.., It is important to have a schedule for urinating. Try to go to the bathroom every hour; when you’ve mastered this, increase the time to three hours or so, until the time suits your needs. If you do it the right way, at the agreed times, you will see improvements in bladder control very soon.
  • Lose weight – It is proven that being overweight increases the pressure on the bladder and for that reason it makes it harder to control your urine, make a meal plan with your doctor and help your body cope with incontinence.
  • Prepare for the unexpected – When you’re away from home for long carries a change of underwear in your bag in case you need to change you. This way you’ll be prepared for any eventuality.
  • When exercising – Do not drink too many fluids before activity; similarly seek to urinate immediately after.
  • Beware naturally – The cranberry juice is very beneficial for the bladder, we recommend you include it in your diet.