Your HEALTH QUES­TIONS an­swered

I strug­gle with blad­der weak­ness. What can I do?

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“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.”

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