Tips for Managing Female Incontinence Symptoms in the Winter


Now that we’re about a month into the winter season, it’s as important as ever for women who have suffered symptoms of urinary incontinence in the past to take special precaution. In addition to the colder temperatures and snow, winter is also known for the presence of the flu virus. We are in the middle of the flu season, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.  This means coughing, sneezing, and other symptoms that increase the likelihood of experiencing leakage.  In addition to that, most women sweat less in the winter, meaning they’re more likely to have excess fluid in their body.


How to Reduce Your Likelihood of Having to Make Frequent Trips to the Bathroom


Reduce Your Caffeine Intake: If you experience female incontinence, we are sure you know to avoid coffee as the caffeine in it is a diuretic. But there are many other beverages that contain caffeine, and we’re more likely to drink them in the wintertime. That hot black tea with honey for your sore throat has some caffeine in it. As does that hot chocolate you got at the café as a special dessert treat. Try to pay attention to what you drink in order to limit your caffeine intake as much as possible.


Go to the Bathroom before You Leave: It’s a good idea to try to empty your bladder before you leave the house even if you plan on only being gone for a few minutes. First and foremost, if you do have an emergency, the extra clothing layers may require you to need more time. In addition to that, sudden wintry conditions on the roads could also cause delays that you may have not planned for. It’s always best to err on the side of caution here.


Practice Your Kegel Exercises: From coughing and sneezing to cold snaps of air that cause your bladder muscles to tense, there is a lot of extra pressure put on your pelvic muscles this time of year.  By strengthening the muscles that control urine flow, you will be better prepared to handle these and other situations that often result in incontinence issues.


In addition to that, remember that there are female incontinence supplies available to provide you with peace of mind just in case. We have a wide variety of supplies to fit our customers’ individual needs. Browse our female incontinence supplies here or contact us at 855.BUY.DIAPERS for additional information and help.

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