While there are medicines and surgical procedures that can be employed to deal with urinary incontinence, depending upon the severity of your condition, there are a few other things you can try at home, sans anesthesia.
- Keep it Regular: You'll find yourself visiting the restroom a bit more often than you'd like, but if you instate a pee schedule, you may be able to avoid accidental leakage between bathroom breaks. So drink lots of liquids, and take care to visit the bathroom every hour or so.
- Wear Protection: This isn't going to sound sexy, but it would probably behoove you to wear some protection, such as an absorbent pad or urinary catheter. The pads aren't as terrible as you'd think. In fact, these days, they typically come in the form of close-fitting underwear, with an extra liner. And for men (if you'd rather forego the special panties), there are small urine collectors that can be worn around the penis.
- Do Your Kegels: Exercising your pelvic floor muscles regularly can be one of the few things standing between you and an impromptu golden shower.
Maybe you guys are into that sorta thing. In which case… fabulous! Perhaps this could work in your favor! But if you're not, Kegels will help you strengthen your pubococcygeus (PC) muscles, making it easier to hold it in. Not only that, but PC exercises are also known to give orgasms an extra power boost. We'd count that as a win!
Ladies: You could even use Ben Wa balls in order to ensure that you're Kegeling correctly. These exercisers help tone and strengthen your PC muscles. All you have to do is insert one or both into the vagina and flex those muscles in an attempt to hold them in.
While there are medicines and surgical procedures that can be
employed to deal with urinary incontinence, depending upon the
severity of your condition, there are a few other things you can
try at home, sans anesthesia. Keep it Regular:... More