When it comes to urinary or bladder incontinence, the underlying causes are many. However, one thing is for sure: a leaky bladder can strike anyone at any time, and makes you feel like a prisoner to the bathroom. In fact, nearly 25 million Americans struggle with bladder control. Of those, 75 to 80 percent are women, the National Association for Continence says.
The condition presents itself typically due to a larger health issue such as:
- Kidney problems
- Nerve problems
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Thankfully for sufferers, there are several products, surgeries, and remedies to avoid undesirable accidents and break free from a leaky bladder. Here are five to consider:
Flex the same muscles used to stop urinary flow. According to experts, this treatment should be at the top of your list.
Not sure where to begin? A physical therapist can point you in the right direction. The best part? Most see improvement after six to 12 weeks of continued practice. Of course, you’ll have to keep doing the exercises to maintain the results.