I’m 54 years old and still have no control over my blader when I’m working
Ok when sat and at night
Have been doing exercises and have even tried Lenovo pelvic floor machine
Without much success
Any other suggestions?
Sorry to hear you’re experiencing this. You mention you have no bladder control when working, does your job require lots of movement such as lifting?
How long have you been doing the pelvic floor exercises? They don’t work straight away and often require patience.
Have you considered speaking to a Doctor?
Yes I would ask your Doctor or physio about biofeedback; this is a process that focuses on ensuring you are exercising the correct muscles. Light electrical stimulation and electronic monitoring makes you aware of the muscles in your body so that you learn to control them.
76% of people do get better at these exercises after a short time.
If these do not work for you, there is the option of surgery. Let me know if you would like more info on surgery options.
Do you consume a lot of caffeine, spicy foods, citrus fruits or sugar?
Yes cutting down on coffee can help, as it is a bladder irritant.
If you could limit your sugar intake, that can be helpful. Try not to become dehydrated by not drinking enough water however, as this can further irritate the bladder.
Have you decided to see the physio? I would do this so you can rule out the problem of doing the exercises wrong.
Feel free to read about stress incontinence surgery to ask a Doctor or physio about.