Lifestyle Changes For People Suffering from Incontinence
Are you the one tackling incontinence? If yes, then we have something for you to read. Incontinence is manageable. Yes, you read it right. By changing some of your lifestyle patterns and making some healthy choices, you can make a big difference and add comfort to your life. However, make sure to consult a doctor for more clarity about your incontinence. A doctor will not only diagnose your incontinence type but also make a treatment plan suitable for you.
Here are a few helpful tips that may help you reduce your symptoms.
Follow A Healthy Diet. Always remember to opt for fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins and fibres like bananas, apples, coconuts, blueberries, watermelons, oats, almonds, lentils beans, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, and lettuce. Fibres can help prevent constipation that relieves your bladder from pressure. And never forget protein for your overall health. Take eggs, chicken, tofu, or fish to fulfil protein needs. However, everyone's body is different. What works well for one person may not work well for another. Never forget to consult your doctor/nutritionist to help you plan a balanced diet as per your condition and symptoms.
Foods To Avoid. You should limit the intake of carbonated beverages or simply avoid them altogether. Alcohol, citrus fruits, coffee and spicy food containing artificial flavours and preservatives are considered to be bladder irritants.
Quit Smoking. Smoking is injurious to health, we all have read this many times. You may not know that chronic cough tends to weaken the pelvic floor muscles and lead to urinary incontinence. That's why incontinence is hard to manage in people who smoke.
Do Kegel Exercises. Kegels are the best for managing incontinence. Kegels when practised a few times a day, over a period of time, can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. To practise kegel, make sure your bladder is absolutely empty, then lie or sit down. Tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold to the count of 5 seconds. Then relax the muscles and again count to 5. Repeat 10 sets, at least 3 times a day.
Stay Hydrated. People suffering from a leaky bladder usually reduce their water intake thinking less water would mean less leakage. However, this could lead to severe dehydration. You may reduce the intake of beverages and other bladder irritants but consume enough water to make sure the body doesn't lose its essential vitamins and minerals.
Shift to Disposable Hygiene Products. First and foremost, depending on the seriousness of incontinence, you can opt for an adult diaper or a light inco pad. An adult diaper is more suitable for people struggling with incontinence on a daily basis. Light incontinence pads are more suitable for occasional leaks or for light incontinence. Wipes are another important product one can use to maintain hygiene. Use an antibacterial wipe every time you change your diaper. Switching to bed pads also known as Chux are advisable in case you want to ditch the diaper sometimes and let your skin breathe.
Romsons is a benchmark in quality and comfort when it comes to adult hygiene products. Doctors all over the world swear by our products. Dignity Adult Diapers come in varying sizes and absorption capacities to suit your individual needs. Our diapers are crafted from hypoallergenic fabric that prevent skin rashes and allergies, and feel soft even on the most sensitive skin types.
Dignity Spongee Wet Wipes are antibacterial and are trusted by doctors worldwide to maintain adult hygiene. Enriched with aloe vera and vitamin E, these wipes are highly moisturising to the skin. 100% Alcohol and Paraben Free, we suggest their daily usage.
Dignity Mattey Disposable Underpads are chux pads or bed protectors that protect mattresses, linens and multiple surfaces from fluid damage. High absorption capacity with a unique quilted pattern aids in rapid and even absorption of the fluid.
Dignity Lady & Man Light Inco Pads come with a fluid absorption capacity of up to up to 400 ml. These are anatomically designed for men and women. Highly absorbent with a self adhesive back sheet, these stick to the underwear easily. Use them to ditch diapers in case of light or occasional bladder leakages.
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