There are many simple lifestyle changes you can make that will help protect your pelvic floor and keep your bladder happy and bowel running smoothly. The recommendations below were made by the Continence Foundation of Australia and the original article can be found at the reference listed below.
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Eat a Healthy Diet
Maintain a Healthy Weight
Practice Good Toileting Habits
If you develop urinary leakage when you cough, sneeze, or exercise, know that incontinence does NOT have to become your “new normal” or “just part of being a woman”. Connect up with a pelvic floor PT to learn exercises to help the pelvic floor- especially if these muscles been weakened by obesity, pregnancy, childbirth, heavy lifting or a chronic cough. Seek out a pelvic floor physical therapist to discover how pelvic floor PT can help get rid of leaks for good.
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Dr. Julie Berube is a pelvic floor physical therapist who is on a mission to revolutionize the standard of healthcare for women in Central New York and the Syracuse area.