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Top 10 Bladder Triggers and How to Turn Them Off: When a leaky bladder makes life uncomfortable, you want to kno...

Top 10 Bladder Triggers and How to Turn Them Off: When a leaky bladder makes life uncomfortable, you want to kno...

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor When your bladder isn’t as reliable as you’d like, all sorts of day-to-day situations become unexpectedly stressful. Who wants to worry about embarrassing leaks every time you sit down to giggle over an episode of Modern Family ? Here are the top ten bladder triggers, and ways to keep them in check. 1. Laughing or sneezing Why leaks happen The pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder and urethra are weakened. So when you laugh, the sphincter muscle at the juncture between the urethra and bladder can’t hold as tightly as it should. What to do Schedule bathroom trips at regular, set intervals. Learning to follow a bathroom schedule is known as bladder training, and over time it can help your bladder relearn how not to release unexpectedly. Get a referral to a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor strengthening. Yo...

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