Incontinence: Tips for Overnight Visits


They may be family — but having an cough) hits, tighten pelvic muscles to prevent leaks. Practice Kegel exercises often to keep those muscles tight. Your daily routine may be disrupted, but you can still do your Kegels. To do Kegels, contract the muscles that you would use to stop the flow of urine. Hold the contraction for three seconds and then relax. Do this eight to 10 times, at least three times a week.

Cut back on coffee. Morning coffee is fine, but too much medications. Some people with urge incontinence take medications to help. If you’re not taking them daily, start the drugs a day or two before your stay. Give them a chance to take effect.