Leaking

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Lara J C
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by Lara J C on Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:48 am

Leaking

I've recently noticed a slight (urge) incontinence problem. I've a feeling this is linked to doing less exercise, e.g. Sit-ups, due to illness. Are there some exercises you can recommend?

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Mr Benjamin Challacombe
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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe on Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:29 pm

Re: Leaking

Urge incontinence is usually associated with urgency and not getting to the toilet in time
It can be helped by drinking less caffeine and fizzy drinks, and drinking more clear fluids
Concentrated urine can irritate the bladder hence why drinking more fluids can help.
The best exercises are bladder storage drill exercises where you try and gradually increase the time period between voids.This is our leaflet.
https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/reso ... aining.pdf
Mr Benjamin J Challacombe
Consultant Urological Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Julie Jenks
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by Julie Jenks on Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:51 pm

Re: Leaking

Hi Lara
Great advice from Mr Challacombe, I’d add that if these measures don’t work visit your GP for advice. You can effectively treat urinary leakage, so be sure to seek help if it continues.
All the best.
Julie Jenks
Advanced Nurse Practitioner

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