There is a lot you can do at home to treat your stress incontinence and/or urge incontinence. For stress incontinence, the first and the most important thing that you can do is look into your weight.
If your weight is high or i.e, if you’re overweight, you need to reduce your weight. 80% of the women with stress incontinence who are overweight will get better if they reduce their weight by 10%. So, if you are able to reduce your weight by 10%, there are 80% chances that is all you will need. This is only if you’re overweight. Second thing you can do is pelvic floor exercises. You can– I’m sure everybody has access to the Internet.
You can go on Google and look for some pelvic floor exercises. And an app that I recommend always to my patients is Squeezy app. It is S-Q-U-E-E-Z-Y. It is, I think a couple of pounds.
It is a first NHS app and it’s really helpful for pelvic floor exercises at home. It will prompt you to do the exercises. It will tell you how to do the exercises. For urge incontinence, you need to look into what you are drinking.
You need to avoid drinking tea, coffee, carbonated drinks, fizzy drinks, alcohol. That will help your urge incontinence. And if this is not helping, the next thing you need to do is to go and see your GP.