Ask the nurse: 11 great tips for a healthier bladder

Most people take bladder control for granted – until it’s gone. If a client has poor bladder control, it’s important to let them know they’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 they see a GP or specialist to discuss how incontinence is affecting their day-to-day life. Together they can work to discover why that might be so and what can be done to resolve it.

But there are also things which the client can do every day to help keep the 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 client’s needs. Combining self-management strategies with specialist medical advice can individualise the approach to incontinence. It can make your client feel more in control of their symptoms, so they 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.