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Tips for Managing Overactive Bladder When Traveling


For those who suffer from an overactive bladder, traveling can be a stressful experience. But with the right strategies in place, you don’t have to sacrifice your travel plans. Here are some tips for managing an overactive bladder when traveling so that you can enjoy your spring break without worrying about your condition.


Plan Ahead

The best way to manage an overactive bladder when traveling is to plan ahead. Figure out where all the bathrooms are located at your destination and make sure you know where the closest one is from wherever you plan on going. This way, if you feel the urge to go suddenly, you’ll know exactly where to go. Additionally, make sure to plan for any potential emergencies by researching nearby hospitals and urgent care centers that may provide urinary tract services in case of an emergency.


Pack Wisely

When packing for a trip, it’s important to bring along items that will help manage an overactive bladder while on the road such as extra clothes and incontinence products like pads or underwear. You should also bring along any medications prescribed by your doctor that can help reduce symptoms associated with overactive bladder such as urgency or frequency. Additionally, it never hurts to have a few snacks handy just in case sudden hunger pangs cause the need for a quick bathroom break!


Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated is key when managing an overactive bladder while traveling because dehydration can cause increased urgency and frequency of urination. However, try not to consume too much caffeine or alcohol as these are known triggers for certain individuals with overactive bladders. Instead, opt for water or other non-caffeinated beverages like herbal tea or decaf coffee while on the go!


Traveling with an overactive bladder doesn't have to be a daunting experience – not if you're prepared! With careful planning and wise packing decisions, patients of Lansing Institute of Urology can enjoy their travels this spring break without worrying about their condition getting in the way of having fun! Lansing Institute of Health is a Division of Compass Health. The area’s leading physicians have come together for your health. Welcome to a new direction in health care. Physician leaders in the Lansing area have come together to form Compass Health—a multi-specialty medical group committed to preserving the physician/patient relationship in today’s healthcare landscape. At Compass Health, providing the care you need is the focus of everything we do. The physicians and staff of Compass Health provide leading-edge patient-centered care across a range of medical specialties.


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