INCONTINENCE

Protective and Preventive Measures against Incontinence

Recommendations to reduce the risk of incontinence:

Healthy weight control; staying away from obesity and maintaining your ideal weight reduce the risk of incontinence.

Quitting smoking; kicking the habit significantly reduces the risk of incontinence.

Kegel exercises; making Kegel exercises a part of your daily routine, especially in pregnancy, reduces the risk of incontinence.

Avoiding bladder stimulants; curbing the consumption of food and beverages with a bladder stimulating effect reduces the risk of incontinence. For example, it is highly advisable to reduce the consumption of coffee and caffeinated beverages.

Consuming food products that contain fiber; consuming products rich in fiber prevents constipation, helping reduce the risk of incontinence.

Doing regular exercises; regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing urinary incontinence.