Bladder retraining

Bladder retraining is a behavioural technique designed to increase the capacity of the bladder and decrease the frequency of urination. Over time, the bladder becomes less irritable and able to cope with larger volumes of urine. A bladder diary (also known as a urinary diary) is the first step in assessing urge incontinence and setting up a course of bladder retraining.

Bladder retraining may also be useful after prostatic surgery, if the man is experiencing urgency and urge incontinence.

More information

  • Find out more about the different types of female bladder weakness here: Female incontinence
  • Find out more about the different types of male bladder weakness here: Male incontinence

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