Urinary incontinence occurs when urine is released from the bladder involuntarily. It is estimated that about half of women with urinary incontinence don’t report it to a health care provider due to feeling embarrassed. Fortunately, for many women, a few adjustments in diet and exercise can help decrease minor incontinence problems.
Your doctor may suggest some simple self-help tips to see if the condition improves.
These may include:
• lifestyle changes – such as losing weight and cutting down on caffeine and alcohol
• pelvic floor exercise – exercising your pelvic floor muscles
• bladder training – learn ways to wait longer between the urge to urinate and passing urine
Urinary incontinence can usually be diagnosed after a consultation with a health care provider. The most important thing is, don’t let urinary incontinence go unchecked. When older patients are homebound, we can make several visits to help patients manage incontinence. Medicare will pay 100%.