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How to Prevent Urinary Incontinence in Men?

Treatment of urinary incontinence in men consists of several stages. When these treatments are applied for the cause of the disease, very successful results can be obtained. It is recommended to keep a voiding diary to get a detailed history of urinary incontinence. In the voiding diary, detailed information is obtained about how much fluid is taken in a 24-hour period, what types of liquids are consumed, how many times one urinate, in which situations and when incontinence occurs.

Urinary incontinence in men can be treated with medication, sling operations and the operation of artificial incontinence clamping. However, even some lifestyle changes to prevent urinary incontinence in male and female patients before proceeding to these treatments can be very beneficial. These recommendations are listed below.

  • Physical activity should be increased, and it should be included in a nutrition program to ensure weight loss.
  • Bladder and pelvic floor muscle exercises are recommended to be done routinely.
  • Diseases such as diabetes and hypertension should be kept under control.
  • Excessive fluid intake should be avoided and adequate fluid intake should be ensured.
  • An average of 1,5-2 liters of fluid should be consumed per day.
  • Liquid intake and consumption of juicy fruits should be avoided 3-4 hours before bedtime, and the bladder should be emptied before going to bed.
  • Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol consumption, acidic, spicy foods and drinks.
  • Smoking habit should be given up.
  • To prevent chronic constipation and difficult defecation, fiber foods should be added to the diet.
  • A routine toileting schedule should be established and, in severe cases, reassuring treatments should be applied.
  • If there is a chronic cough, the cause should be investigated and treated.