How To Deal With Incontinence At Work
Incontinence can effect anybody. It’s especially not something you want to deal with when you’re at work.
The best advice that can be given is to carry on, don’t let it effect your work ethic. It can be helped over time if you make a conscious effort. There are various steps that you should take to making sure that you don’t have any unwanted problems.
Firstly, I would recommend that you ‘plan‘ your bathroom breaks. By this, I mean that you should empty your bladder as often as you can, which will help you greatly to avoid problems. Even if this means you go every time you pass the bathroom, you will be able to notice the difference pretty soon.
Over time, you should start to try & add some time in-between your bathroom visits, not a great amount of time, just enough to know that you’re managing to go a little while longer. You should always be conscious of those feelings of urgency though & if one were to arise, you would use the bathroom straight away.
If you follow this as a routine, you should be able to effectively train your bladder & gain full control.
Know Your Limits
You will also need to limit your liquid intake. Try to limit yourself to 3-5 glasses/cups of liquid at work & as hard is it might be, try to also limit the amount of caffeine as that makes your body produce more urine.
Another simple step that you could possibly take if you are still worried about any unwanted accidents is to wear darker clothes. This isn’t a medical solution to incontinence, this is just a ‘safety-net‘ if you will. I say this because it is harder to notice the difference in contrasts with darker colour clothing.
There is a certain exercise that is recommended, it is call a Kegel. This is the process of flexing & releasing your pelvic floor muscles, so that means you can do it anywhere without anybody noticing. This exercise can also help to push away a strong urge to urinate for a short period of time.
If you’re still experiencing difficulty with incontinence after trying these things, you should seek help from your local GP.
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