Tips for Dealing With Overactive Bladder (OAB)
Here's help coping better with your overactive bladder.
12 Tips for OAB & Travel
- Are you a road warrior? While that caffeinated cola may keep you awake when driving, the caffeine can cause leaks. It may be time to cut back.
- Biofeedback may help control OAB. Talk with your doctor about this treatment option -- then perfect the practice on your next long plane trip!
- Traveling by air? Bring your medication, supplies, and insurance information in your carry-on bag -- in case you become separated from your luggage.
- When you travel, stay on the medication schedule you're used to at home, even though your routine while away may be very different.
- Traveling far and wide? Continue to follow the OAB dietary and lifestyle guidelines that work for you at home.
- On a whirlwind trip? Enjoy yourself without overindulging on foods and beverages that may aggravate your OAB symptoms.
- When traveling, remember to bring along enough medication to last your whole trip.
- Stash a little cash in your pocket when traveling. Next time you see a ";Customers Only"; sign on a restroom door, you can quickly become a patron!
- Did you know you can buy portable toilets to take along on trips? Try a little online research: Options vary in size and expense.
- Traveling awhile? It might be helpful to bring along your urologist's phone number, in case you have questions while away.
- Flying? Don't leave check-in to the last minute. Phone or go online early to book your seat -- increasing your chances of getting a spot near the restroom.
- Don't leave medication in your checked baggage when you fly. Guard against loss by bringing drugs and other vitals with you in your carry-on luggage.
Traveling offers new sights and sounds, a busy schedule, and the temptation to forget your normal routine. Enjoy your journey, but stick with the lifestyle and medication that helps you control OAB symptoms.
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