These three initial lifestyle changes below should be considered to manage Overactive Bladder symptoms:
- 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.
- Manage any constipation
Managing constipation may be through modifying your fluid and fibre intake, defecation retraining techniques and exercises and lifestyle advice.
- 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.