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Lifestyle changes

Published by Jane Granger
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