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Tips for dealing with incontinence

Some drinks, such as tea, coffee, cola and alcohol, cause bladder irritation and may make symptoms worse.

  • After any operation that may affect your bladder, build up your physical activities gently. You should usually be able to do all your normal activities within 4-6 weeks.
  • Constipation can make bladder problems worse.
  • Knowing you may need to get to a toilet quickly can make going out a source of worry and embarrassment. The National Key Scheme (NKS), for people with continence problems, allows you to use around 9,000 locked public toilets in the UK. Radar or the Bladder and Bowel Foundation can tell you about the scheme.