A lot of men are suffering from male urinary incontinence. It is an embarrassing and inconvenient issue yet it is something people cannot escape. The following are six ways you can help someone who is dealing with incontinence.
1. Encourage Exercise
One thing you can do is encourage exercise. Being overweight could exasperate the issue, so you want to help this person achieve a normal weight. Losing weight takes a lot of effort, so do your best to be supportive and a little pushy.
2. Set a Schedule
It may be a good thing to help this person set up a urinary schedule so that he goes to urinate enough times during the day. The schedule should have this person urinate every two hours though some people could go every four hours. Remind your friend or loved one to use his smartphone to remind him when to urinate again.
3. No Aggravition
The next thing you want your loved one or friend to focus on is not making things worse. For example, you want him to stop smoking or drinking alcohol, which is not helpful. You should also have your friend or loved one stay away from caffeine or any carbonated drink until the issue is under control.
4. No Constipation
Make sure your friend or loved one does not do anything to cause constipation. This blockage actually makes things worse because it adds pressure to the bladder, which is already having a hard time. Your friend or loved one should not hold it when the urge hits to avoid developing this problem.
5. Don’t Irritate
It is important that your friend or loved one learn about the types of food that can irritate the bladder. Normally, these foods are great for you but could be detrimental for a person dealing with this issue. You want your friend or loved one to limit the intake of acidic foods. This means staying away from vinegars or citrus foods. You should also tell this person to stay away from tomatoes, chocolate, spices, and dairy products.
6. Eat Right
There are a number of natural remedies that your friend or loved one can learn about; for example, toasted horse grams are great and so are sesame seeds mixed with jaggery. Boiled spinach has been known to help balance urine flow, so this is another good thing to add to this person’s diet. Apples, sweet potatoes, raspberries, beans, bananas, brown rice, and cherries are also good.
Hopefully, some of these suggestions make it easier for you to be helpful. This issue can be dealt with if you have the support of a good specialist and a lifestyle change.