There was one question: Following radical prostatectomy for treatment of localized prostate cancer, does urinary incontinence improve six- and 12-weeks following delivery of an intensive educational intervention of bladder training
Several medications are available that may help and may be used in conjunction with pelvic muscle exercises and bladder training
Patients are also being advised to control their weight as obesity is one of the risk factors for this condition and we also encourage them in bladder training
where they are asked to resist the urge to void, especially having just urinated," she explained.
12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a program of Kegel exercises, bladder training
and fluid management helped reduce the number of incontinence episodes among 208 men who were still incontinent one to 17 years after undergoing radical prostatectomy.
Current incontinence treatment includes behavioral therapies such as bladder training
, surgery to expand capacity or bypass the bladder, intermittent catheterizations to prevent urine refluxing into the kidneys as well as drugs to prevent involuntary contraction of bladder muscles.
Role of bladder training
in the treatment of the unstable bladder in the female.
With bladder training
you can change how your bladder stores and empties urine.
involves working with a health care professional to plan specific times at which to urinate and then using relaxation techniques and distractions to stick to the schedule.
Most of the time, incontinence can be managed with medications, exercises, bladder training
, and managing the intake of fluids.
In this study, women with urinary incontinence who were given a brief description of pelvic floor exercise were compared with a group who were given more detailed instruction at five, seven and nine months after the birth, supplemented where necessary with bladder training
at seven and nine months.
If there is no infection, bladder training
can be effective.
However, bladder training
together with pelvic muscle exercise with biofeedback (and combinations of these) had the greatest effect on reducing incontinent episodes than either therapy alone, regardless of urodynamic diagnosis.
A more medically sound, nondrug therapy is bladder training
with timed voiding.
and pelvic muscle exercises (see sidebar below) help improve bladder control.
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