How can I prevent urinary incontinence?

Given the increasing incidence of urinary incontinence in our population, both young and old, greater attention must be paid to prevention. An effective and simple technique to prevent urinary incontinence is to learn pelvic floor exercises or Kegel exercises.

These should be performed before the appearance of the first symptoms. Most people perform Kegel exercises incorrectly. But don't worry, there is a solution. In this article we explain how to recognize the pelvic floor muscles and correctly perform Kegel exercises. All people suffering from urine leakage would benefit greatly from the correct execution of this technique. But Kegel exercises are not the only remedy you can take to prevent urinary incontinence.

Avoiding excessive efforts and eating healthy can also reduce the risk of stress urinary incontinence.

However, we recommend that you always follow the advice of an expert because patients with overactive bladder must be visited immediately after the onset of the clinical condition to treat mild symptoms with conservative treatment options.

Some doctors say that cesarean section protects the pelvic floor in the long term from pelvic prolapse, urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence, but more data needs to be analyzed before making clinical recommendations.

In conclusion, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the question "how can I prevent urinary incontinence". But certainly, having an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition, maintaining normal body weight and reducing (or better, eliminate) the cigarette smoke, are actions that reduce the risk of urinary incontinence.

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