Stress Incontinence In Men

Stress incontinence can be considered as a very embarrassing problem, which is affecting a lot of men. It is about three times more probable in women for the reason that most women undergo various physical stresses in life such as childbearing and a definite decrease in the level of estrogens right after menopause. However, it can also affect anyone regardless of age and gender. Stress incontinence in men can be common in older aged men but it can as well affect younger men.


It can be a bothersome problem to every man who has this condition to go to toilet frequently and most of the time they need to run as fast as they can to reach the toilet bowl before the voiding process occurs. Imagine a woman who stopped going to her aerobics or dance class because she is afraid that she might experience an “accident,” or a woman who always identifies the locations of restrooms in a mall prior to shopping. Or even a woman who is scared of coughing, laughing and sneezing because she is not sure if she will stay “dry”.


Stress incontinence in men usually happen when they perform tasks that can cause pressure of the abdomen against the urinary bladder. Common actions that trigger this medical condition include sneezing and lifting. Surgery, medical devices and medications are usually used to manage this condition. In contrast, there are now incontinence clamps that can be helpful to fight stress incontinence in men.


Drinking the Right Amount of Fluid

Do not drink too much fluids because it will increase the possibility of stress incontinence particularly in older men.

Drink cranberry juice if it is available.

Aim to drink eight glasses of fluids, especially water each day.


Urinate Regularly

Practice voiding regularly.

Set a schedule. Perhaps, you can void every two hours. This will help in recognizing if there will be lesser episodes.

Remember to urinate prior to any heavy task that you are going to do or even before you go for a social occasion or an outing.


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Try to Lose Weight

Put a great effort to have a normal and desired weight by losing one to two pounds of your weight every week.

Increase your intake of vegetables and fresh fruits. Take into consideration adding fruits and vegetables in your diet especially those, which are rich in fiber.

Exercise for a couple of hours every week but avoid the types of exercises that require jumping because it can increase stress incontinence.

Modify your Diet

There are some foods that can irritate the nerves that are connected in the bladder, which may worsen your case.

Avoid caffeinated foods.

Have an intake of high-fiber foods.

Eliminate alcohol.

Keep away from spicy foods.

Add fruit extracts and bladder-toning herbs in your diet.

Also, incorporate horsetail extract in your regimen because it is a great bladder tonic to prevent stress incontinence in men.


Do the Kegel Exercise

Kegel exercises is used to strengthen the pubococcygeus muscles. Thus, it can decrease the occurrence of stress incontinence in men.

Tighten your pubococcygeus muscle to have control in the flow of urine.

Practice the kegels regularly in order to manage your urinary frequency.

You can do this exercise anytime of the day and anywhere you want even if you are standing in a queue or sitting on the couch.

Relax and Calm Down

Take it easy – remember that one of the reasons for uncontrolled urine spill is stress.

Perform relaxation exercises such as yoga, tai chi, deep breathing, gi gong, get massages, or go to a sauna.

Home remedies are now becoming popular even though there is a continuous rise of modern technology and science such as the use of catheters and medications in curing stress incontinence in men. People still prefer the holistic approach in treating various medical and health conditions because it is more practical and safer. Just do remember that these home solutions do not provide miracle treatment but it can definitely lower your case of stress incontinence.



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