Help for a Common Condition
Urinary incontinence is a common problem that occurs more often as we age. In fact, more than 50 percent of people age 65 and over, who live at home, experience incontinence.
The good news is, incontinence is treatable. Today there are more treatments for urinary incontinence than ever before. Under a provider’s care, incontinence can be treated and often cured. You and your doctor, nurse or other health care provider can discuss many ways to control or manage the leakage of urine, including:
- Bladder training (exercises to strengthen muscles you use to stop urinating)
- Dietary changes
- Medication that helps improve bladder control
Careful management can help you feel more confident, so that leaking of urine will not make you change your daily activities or interfere with your sleep. Talk with your provider if you are experiencing incontinence symptoms.
The bladder diary attached is a good way for you to learn more about what triggers your incontinence and will help you and your provider develop the right treatment plan for you!