Top Three Initial Lifestyle Changes To Consider For Women With An Overactive Bladder

fullsizerender-003These three initial lifestyle changes below should be considered to manage Overactive Bladder symptoms:

  1. Make sure you have an appropriate amount of fluid everyday.

It is important to have the right amount of fluid everyday. Too much fluid can worsen your frequency and urgency symptoms but too little fluid can irritate the bladder wall and worsen constipation if present.

  1. Manage any constipation

Managing constipation may be through modifying your fluid and fibre intake, defecation retraining techniques and exercises and lifestyle advice.

  1. Remove any bladder irritants from your diet

These may include smoking, carbonated drinks, artificial sweeteners, caffeine and more.

It is important to discuss any overactive bladder symptoms with your Women’s Health Physiotherapist before implementing these changes to your lifestyle. Come and see Bonnie our Women’s Health Physiotherapist at Bend + Mend in Sydney’s CBD.


Bonnie Broomfield

About Bonnie Broomfield

Bonnie graduated in 2013 from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Masters of Physiotherapy. Born and raised in Sydney, she loves her sport, particularly Netball, and is always keen to try new sports and other outdoor activities - her latest being Golf with her Golf Pro fiancé. Bonnie has a special interest in Women's Health and has completed post graduate courses through the Women's Health Training Associates (WHTA). Bonnie has also progressed her learning and skills with courses in Clinical Pilates, including Matwork, Equipment and Pre and Post Natal Pilates, Titleist Performance Institute Certification Level 1, Sports Level 1 and Dry Needling. She is passionate about helping people get back in control of their own bodies and reach their goals through using both manual therapy techniques and exercise.

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