Your HEALTH QUESTIONS answered
I struggle with bladder weakness. What can I do?
“Incontinence is a common problem,” says Dr MacKay. There are several types of incontinence so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis from your GP.
“Try not to feel embarrassed, your doctor really is there to help. Keeping a diary noting how much fluid you drink and how often you have to urinate could help your doctor find the best treatment for you. “Losing weight and cutting down on caffeine and alcohol could help improve your symptoms, as could pelvic floor exercises or bladder training – where you learn ways to wait longer between needing to urinate and passing urine. “If you’re still struggling, there are medicines that could help you manage your symptoms and surgery can be an option depending on the type of incontinence you have.”