Ask the nurse: 11 great tips for a healthier bladder

Most people take bladder control for granted – until it’s gone. If you don't have good bladder control, it’s important to know you’re not alone. Roughly 33% of people aged 30 to 70 suffer from incontinence issues.

The most important first step is to find the cause, treat the problem. Make sure you see your GP or specialist to discuss how incontinence is affecting your day-to-day life. Together you can work to discover why that might be so and what you can do about it.

But there are things you can also do every day by yourself to help keep your bladder healthy and minimise problems. Here our Urology and Continence Nurse, Phil, gives us the skinny on 11 of his best tips:

We understand that living with urinary incontinence is a very personal thing and that some of these tips may not be appropriate for your needs. By combining self-management strategies with specialist medical advice, you can individualise your approach to incontinence and feel more in control of your symptoms, so you can enjoy a full, active lifestyle.

For more urology and continence related advice, please click here to contact our resident Urology and Continence Nurse Advisor.