How can I
make sure I
don't leak urine?

Here are some tips to help you look after your urinary system and reduce the risk of leaking urine (when not caused by disease).
  • Don’t strain in order to urinate faster: this puts unnecessary stress on the pelvic floor muscles
  • Make sure you get enough to drink: about 1.5 litres (6 to 8 glasses) daily, spread over the day
  • Don’t have too many drinks containing caffeine (tea, coffee or cola)
  • Try not to go to the toilet “just in case”: only urinate when you really feel you need to
  • When you sense the need to urinate, try not to hold on too long
  • Do exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor whenever you can
  • Avoid stress, which can lead to an overactive bladder
  • Look after your emotional life: sex is a great way to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles
  • Get treatment for any urinary tract infection straight away: go to your doctor as soon as you have any symptoms
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight: large fluctuations in weight can contribute to urinary problems
  • Avoid constipation: eat lots of fibre-rich foods, drink 1.5 litres of water each day and take regular physical exercise (walk for at least 30 minutes every day)

See other articles

Product Finder

You may choose your products by answering a few questions.

Find personal advice on your dedicated space