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How does bladder training help men with urinary incontinence?

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Some men can train themselves to control their urinary incontinence. Here's one approach: Start taking scheduled bathroom breaks whether you have to go or not. Over time, you can extend the times between trips to the bathroom. With some conscious effort, you may be able to tame your symptoms and only have to urinate every 3 or 4 hours. Keep in mind you may not see immediate results from bladder training. But if you stay with it, you should benefit within a few months.

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

SOURCES :

FamilyDoctor.org: "Urinary Incontinence: Bladder Training."

eMedicine Health: "Incontinence."

Tomas L. Griebling, MD, John P. Wolf 33° Masonic Distinguished Professor of Urology, associate professor and vice chair of the department of urology, University of Kansas.

National Institute on Aging: "Challenging Issues: Special Issues for Family Care."

NIDDK: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

Nygaard, I. , 2009. The Cochrane Library

Anthony R. Stone, MB, ChB, professor of medicine, vice chair of urology, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Edward James Wright, MD, assistant professor of urology, Johns Hopkins Medical School; director of neurology and chief of urology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore.

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 11, 2017

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