THE OVERACTIVE BLADDER CARE CONTINUUM
OVERACTIVE BLADDER MANAGEMENT THROUGH BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
BLADDER CONTROL PRODUCTS
TO MANAGE OVERACTIVE BLADDER
MEDICATIONS FOR OVERACTIVE BLADDER

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU HAVE INCONTINENCE

Having incontinence can be embarrassing, but there are things that you can do to improve your condition. 

If you’ve just realized you have incontinence, first understand that you're not the only one.

 

Over 30 million Americans suffer from incontinence.   

You are not alone. 

The NAFC put together a step-by-step guide to help you on your road to a solution. 

 

Start taking charge of your incontinence:

 

STEP 1: TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION

Finding a long-term solution is the goal, but in the meantime, start here to find some ways to immediately manage your incontinence.

 

STEP 2: ASSESS YOUR CONDITION

Once you start figuring out what triggers your incontinence, you'll be able to determine your best treatment plan.

 

STEP 3: MEASURE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR STRENGTH

This step may seem intimidating at first, but it’s an important one that gives you a baseline and teaches you where your pelvic floor muscles are.

 

STEP 4: PELVIC FLOOR EXERCISES

Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is one of the best things you can do to combat incontinence.  

 

STEP 5: DEVELOP A VOIDING STRATEGY

Did you know that you can train your bladder and bowel to empty at specific times?  

 

STEP 6: SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP

You may reach a point in your journey where you need a little more guidance. Learn when you should seek the help of a professional.

For more information on this topic, go to NAFC website.

You can start taking back control of your bladder & life by keeping a bladder journal for a few days to see patterns in your bladder control problems, and from there you can make adjustments. 
 
This is an easy first step that you can do at home.
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Download your own 3 Day Holistic

Bladder Control Journal  

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Notice if there are any foods or drinks associated with your bladder control problems. 

Eliminate those foods and see if there is a difference. 
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CLICK on photo to download your free Step By Step Guide from the National Association for Continence.

I understand that you may not know where to start, or know how to put the pieces of the "how-to-get-back-control-of-your-bladder-and-life puzzle" together.

I offer my experience and compassion to help you achieve your best possible healthy bladder and self.

~ Susan Rinkus Farrell

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Life is just too short
to live with something
that is so treatable.

Be sure to check out these other resources: 

National Association for Continence 

The Simone Foundation for Continence

American Urological Association

North American Menopause Society