Bladder Training is one of the first approach for treating incontinence issues as it is non-invasive. Bladder training basically means establishing a regular schedule for using the toilet with set intervals between urinations.
Bladder Retraining Technique
For bladder training, a diary can be maintained to keep note of every time one has the urge to use the toiler, as well as when one leaks. Using a diary as a guide and the following techniques will help one gain control over urination.
Scheduling bathroom visits. Using the diary, you can estimate how many times you have to use the toilet. You have to try and figure the basic minimum of time and decide on the interval. For example, if you’re going to the bathroom every hour, schedule bathroom visits at every one hour, 15 minutes. Use the toilet at each scheduled time, whether you actually feel the urge to go. Gradually increase the amount of time between bathroom breaks.
Delaying toilet visits. When you feel the urge to urinate, hold it for another few minutes or so. Then gradually increase the amount of time further, until you can last longer. This technique will also help to get your bladder under control.
Kegel exercise. These exercises help strengthen the muscles you use to stop the flow of urine. They can be done anywhere, anytime. It They were designed for women, but they can also help men with urinary incontinence.