Just came across this from a Harvard Medical School newsletter and thought to share.
Have you ever had any of those ‘leaks’ that happen when you’re not expecting it? You feel pressed and you’re about to go do your thing and suddenly…Accident! Some wee on your clothes! Embarrassing. But don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Here’s how to train that recalcitrant bladder!
Keep track of the number of times you urinated during the day or had accidental leaks.
Keep track of the time between each accident or toilet visit to urinate.
If you realise that you usually go to urinate after every 2 hours then add 15 minutes to it. Once the 2 hours 15 minutes are up, then go and urinate. If you feel the urge before the 2hrs 15 minutes are up, then remind yourself that your bladder is really not full, try your pelvic floor exercises etc to stop the urge.
As this works, increase the interval between bathroom visits by another 15 minutes and continue in that way until your bladder is properly trained 😀 Never thought it was lack of home training that made your bladder mess with you, right?!
Remember though that having frequent sudden urges to urinate is not only due to an over-active bladder (which makes you want to urinate even when you have very little urine in your bladder); it can be due to a urinary tract infection, prostate problems etc. So be sure to confirm with your doctor. The symptoms due to overactive bladder can be controlled by bladder training as described above.
Have a good night and keep those bladders under control 😀