Lifestyle Changes

 

Adjusting small everyday choices can make a big difference to bladder control.

  • Try reducing, or even ceasing, the intake of caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol as all of these can irritate the bladder

  • Avoid constipation; a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, whole grains and fibre should help, consider a fibre supplement if necessary

  • Drink plenty of water as being dehydrated concentrates urine and irritates the bladder

  • Quit smoking

  • Get weight into the healthy range

  • Exercise regularly – it helps with bowel regularity and weight control