12 Natural Remedies for Incontinence

There are drugs and surgeries that may help incontinence, depending on the cause of the problem, but there are other options. Exercises, lifestyle changes, and possibly even some supplements may help. Here are 12 to consider.

Credit: Corbis

prev 4 of 14 next

Train your bladder

Think of it as a bladder boot camp. While it may sound simple, training your bladder takes patience.

The key is to to learn how to put off the need to rush to the nearest bathroom. In the beginning, try to delay urinating by 10 minutes and build up to 20 minutes. Eventually you increase the time so that you can comfortably use the restroom every four hours.

Keeping a diary of trips to the bathroom can help you—and your doctor—keep track of your bladder training.

Next: Magnesium

» View All

Get the latest health, fitness, anti-aging, and nutrition news, plus special offers, insights and updates from Health.com!