Living With Incontinence
Bladder leak management tips for happier holidays
22 Mar, 2009
Bladder leak management tips for happier holidaysThe holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, not to stress about bladder leakage. Here are some helpful leak management tips to help you make the most of the holidays.
Avoid Alcohol and Caffeine.It’s probably not a surprise that fluid intake affects bladder leakage. But what you drink can make all the difference. Coffee, tea, and carbonated drinks can irritate your bladder and make bladder control worse. Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it can cause your bladder to fill quickly and trigger the sudden urge to go. If you're going to be at a party, try to limit your intake of these drinks. Instead, keep yourself hydrated by drinking water or other non-irritating fluids.
Manage Stress Levels.Another factor in leak management is stress. The holidays are a happy time, but they can also be stressful. If you’re hosting this year, be sure to enlist all the help you can get, especially in the kitchen. Or better yet, suggest a potluck of bladder-friendly foods to avoid becoming overwhelmed. If you’re a guest, something as simple as asking where the bathroom is as soon as you arrive can help ease your mind.
Use Discreet Protection.Finally, the best way to enjoy the holidays without worry is to feel confident knowing you’re protected. Depend® products feature fast absorbing material for dry, comfortable protection to last through any holiday party. So, you can enjoy yourself without worrying about leaks. You can find the all the discreet incontinence protection you need for the holidays here.
Kimberly-Clark Canada makes no warranties or representations regarding the completeness or accuracy of the information. This information should be used only as a guide and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical or other health professional advice.