• Absorbent products provide you with physical protection against urine leakage, and enable you to lead an active and social life. Absorbent products are designed to trap and hold urine. They are either disposable or reusable. There are many choices of disposable absorbent products, and you may need to try a few before you get the right one.

  • Often, making simple behavioral modifications can help you reduce or eliminate incontinence. Weight loss Carrying extra weight, and in particular being obese, can make a difference when it comes to incontinence, because extra pounds of fat can strain the bladder and the muscles surrounding the bladder.

  • Several medical devices exist to treat incontinence in women. A urethral insert, for example, resembles a tampon; you can insert it into the urethra to prevent urine leakage. Urethral inserts are best used in situations where incontinence is predictable, such as playing tennis, jogging, going to see a funny movie or play - any activity that may produce stress incontinence.

  • Anticholinergics Anticholinergic medications, also known as antispasmodics, work to calm the bladder. They have the effect of relaxing smooth muscle in the bladder and preventing contractions or spasms of the bladder. They are effective but can cause a number of side effects, the most notable which is a dry mouth.

  • For some people, surgery may be recommended for the treatment of incontinence. There are many surgical procedures for urinary incontinence, including the placement of an artificial urinary sphincter in men; lifting a sagging bladder, correcting deformed internal anatomy, bulking material injections or collagen injections, and a sling procedure for women with stress incontinence; and sacral nerve stimulation.

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