Supervised pelvic floor muscle training with specialized physiotherapists for a minimum of three to six months can also help as can bladder retraining
6) If the patient's symptoms are certain, minimal evaluation is needed and it is reasonable to proceed with first-line therapy, which includes fluid management (decreasing caffeine intake and limiting evening fluid intake), bladder retraining
drills such as timed voiding, and improving pelvic floor muscles with the use of biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation.
6) However, because most patients will likely respond to initial constipation management and bladder retraining
, we recommend conservative therapy for three months before considering uroflowmetry or more invasive tests.
Your doctor may recommend bladder retraining
, in which you learn to resist the urge to urinate and then urinate at set times.
Your GP can assess whether you have incontinence, decide which type you have, give general advice on controlling symptoms, provide information on pelvic floor exercises and bladder retraining
, and give treatment with prescribed medicines.
If skilled nursing facility staff members believe that bladder disorders are a normal part of aging, they may be less likely to vigorously pursue a non-pharmacological UI treatment program, such as scheduled voiding or bladder retraining
For irritable bladder, there's bladder retraining
and muscle relaxant drugs.
However, it is recommended treatment for urge incontinence begin with six weeks of bladder retraining
before moving on to drug therapy.
Behavioural interventions including urge suppression strategies, delayed voiding and bladder retraining
are widely recognised in managing UUI.
NEXT time you feel the urge to urinate hold on for five minutes more.
We can also advise on pelvic floor, muscle reeducation and bladder retraining
, as sometimes all it takes is a little re-education.
Moreover, it can be treated in a variety of ways that include exercises, biofeedback, bladder retraining
, medication and, in some cases, surgery.