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How To Treat Your Unrainy Incontinence By Bladder Training Technique?

Urinary incontinence is especially common among the elderly and women. If you have this problem, know that loss of bladder control is not an embarrassing issue. Fortunately, there are many successful options available for bladder control problems, such as bladder training techniques. Bladder training techniques, a program of urinating on schedule, enable you to gradually increase the amount of urine you can comfortably hold.

Our experienced nurses have good experience in accompanying patients with urinary incontinence. This article is for those who suffer from bladder control problems or their loved ones. If you are in this category, join us to learn about bladder control techniques step by step.

 

No single treatment is perfect

Urinary incontinence occurs for a variety of reasons. Therefore, determining the underlying cause of incontinence is an important step in determining the treatment plan. But no single treatment is perfect, so it is best to use a combination of methods to control your symptoms.

Non-invasive treatments such as biofeedback, pelvic floor exercises, and bladder training techniques are at the forefront, although these techniques may not be as effective as surgical procedures. You and your doctor must make careful decisions based on the circumstances. Your preference is important in determining your treatment plan. Fortunately, urinary incontinence is one of the research areas of interest to researchers, and new treatment approaches are currently being developed.

 

What is Bladder training?

In some cases, your bladder may have learned bad habits, habits that gradually lead to incontinence or frequent bathroom breaks. If you are routinely accustomed to urinating before the bladder is full, the bladder learns to send signals the need to urinate when there is less volume. This process leads to a vicious cycle, and the bladder learns to reinforce the need to urinate despite the small volume of urine. Fortunately, there is no need to worry because you can learn new tricks to your bladder. Bladder training techniques teach you to slowly increase the amount of urine you can easily hold. In other words, bladder training is a type of behavioral therapy that can play an effective role in the treatment of urinary incontinence.

If you suffer from urinary frequency or overactive bladder, you should know that bladder training is one of the mainstays of your treatment plan. You can do these exercises on your own or with the help of a health professional. Our trained nurses can guide and support you based on your circumstances.

Because bladder training is inexpensive and low-risk, your doctor will probably recommend it even before more complex diagnostic tests are done.

Bladder training techniques are one of the most effective methods in the treatment of urinary incontinence. The purpose of these techniques is to increase:

  • The intervals between emptying the bladder
  • Bladder capacity to hold more fluid
  • Your control over the urge to urinate

Also, the techniques diminish leakage and the sense of urgency to urinate.

 

How to do bladder-training technique: Step by step

  1. First, write down the time of urination and urine leak for two days.
  2. Then calculate the average interval between urination times.
  3. Based on the typical interval between urination, choose a starting interval for training that is 15 minutes longer. For example, if your interval is one hour, your starting interval will be one hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Empty your bladder in the morning. Then do not urinate again until the interval you’ve set is reached. You can urinate if the time arrives before you feel the urge. Otherwise, you need to remind yourself that the bladder is not full yet and use other techniques to delay going. For example, you can do pelvic floor exercises known as Kegel or try to wait for five minutes before walking slowly to the bathroom.
  5. If the interval you’ve set is comfortable for you, increase the time by another 15 minutes. This way, you can wait longer over several weeks or months. Besides, you feel less urgency and urge incontinence is reduced.

It should take between 6 to 12 weeks to achieve your ultimate aim.

Do not be discouraged and keep practicing. You have good and bad days ahead of you along the way. As long as you continue to practice, the number of good days will be more than the number of bad days. So keep practicing.

 

Keeping a bladder diary

Having a diary of the bladder activity is essential. This helps your health care provider specify the correct place to start the training and to monitor your progress throughout your program. For a urinary diary, prepare a table similar to the one below.

 

Name: —————————————

Date: ————————————–

Number of pads used in 24 hours: ————————

Time Urinate in toilet Leaking accident Reason for leakage Type of fluid Amount
6  a.m.
7  a.m.
8  a.m.
9  a.m.
1  a.m.
11  a.m.
12  Noon
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
8 p.m.
9 p.m.
10 p.m.
11 p.m.
12

(mid-night)

1 a.m.
2 a.m.
3 a.m.
4 a.m.
5 a.m.

 

  • In the second column, you need to specify when you go to the bathroom.
  •  In the third column, you should write when urine accidentally leaks.
  • You should explain the causes of the urine leakage in the fourth column (such as coughing or laughing).
  • In the fifth column, specify the type of fluid consumed, which can be tea, coffee, or any other beverage.
  • In the last column, write the amount of liquid consumed (for example, a cup, a quarter,…)

You can also add additional information you want, including the type and dose of your medications.

 

Is bladder training right for me?

The underlying cause of your incontinence can clear the answer to this question. Bladder control training is used to treat:

  • Urinary incontinence ( for example, after childbirth and menopause)
  • The involuntary loss of urine

As mentioned, bladder training is a way to control urinary incontinence. Among the types of urinary incontinence, this training can be effective in controlling stress incontinence and urge incontinence.

  • If you have urine leakage while coughing, laughing, sneezing, exercising, or lifting heavy objects, you may experience stress incontinence.
  • Urge incontinence occurs when you feel an intense urge to urinate while your bladder is not completely full. Neurological disorders, diabetes, and infection are some of the causes of this type of incontinence.

In order to be able to do the exercises better, you can consider the following points:

  • Cut down on caffeinated beverages, including tea, coffee, and soda, as much as possible because caffeine increases urination.
  • Drink fewer fluids before bedtime
  • Go to the bathroom at night before going to bed and in the morning after waking up.

 

Let’s sum up …

You may be ashamed of having urinary incontinence; remember this is a very common problem. On the other hand, there are various treatment options in front of you, one of which is bladder training techniques.

Do not be disappointed during the exercise. In addition to the bladder training techniques, try to learn Kegel exercises. Having a skilled nurse can be a very useful help for you. If you need this help, do not doubt, contact us right now.

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  1. nami says:

    good article

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