bladder retraining

bladder retraining

Etymology: AS, blaedre + L, trahere, to draw
a system of therapy for urinary incontinence in which a patient practices withholding urine while maintaining a normal intake of fluid. The interval between urination is increased from about 1 hour to 3 to 4 hours over a period of 10 days. The patient also learns to recognize and react to the urge to urinate.

bladder retraining

The use of behavioural therapy to manage an overactive bladder, which basically consists of not urinating for 10 or 15 minutes, to re-accustom the bladder to holding larger volumes.
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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.
Bladder retraining 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.