Also indexed as:Urge Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, Overactive Bladder, Bladder Control
- Tone the pelvic floor
Consult a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner to learn how to effectively practice pelvic floor exercises to control incontinence
- Train the bladder
Consult a knowledgeable healthcare practitioner to learn bladder training procedures to control incontinence
- Try magnesium
Take 150 mg twice daily to reduce symptoms of urge incontinence
- Get fit
Use a weight-loss program that includes regular exercise to reduce incontinence symptoms and improve quality of life
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