If you have urinary incontinence you might be dreading big social events like company holiday parties. However, many companies use these holiday events to share big news with employees, give awards, and introduce new people to the company. In other words – company holiday parties are generally events you don’t want to miss.
Both men’s and women’s incontinence underwear feature high-absorbency materials to make you feel comfortable throughout the night. Here are a few other tips to make your urinary incontinence more manageable during holiday parties and other events in the next month.
- For those with minor symptoms of incontinence or an overactive bladder, try Kegel exercises throughout the day before your party. Kegel exercises are when you repeatedly squeeze your pelvic floor muscles (the same muscles you would use to stop urinating). Hold these muscles for three seconds, then release for three more, and repeat 10 times. These exercises are for both women and men.
- Use the bathroom early and often. Incontinence occurs when the bladder leaks, so if the bladder is continually emptied the chance of leakage decreases.
- Stay away from any exotic foods that can sometimes be served at more formal events. Spicier foods, acidic foods, heavy and rich foods may irritate the bladder and cause urges to urinate. Everyone reacts to different foods in different ways, but those listed above are the most common types that contribute to for bladder irritation.
If you follow these tips, your holiday gathering should be a relaxing event. We know dealing with incontinence is hard, but with the right tools and staying on top of the latest news so you know what to avoid, company outings can be a fun and memorable time.