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Bladder training helps you increase the amount of time between visits to the toilet, increase the amount your bladder can hold, and control the feelings of urgency when the bladder contracts unnecessarily.
The best place to start is to limit substances that can irritate the bladder as outlined in the Healthy Bladder Habits section.
Part of this training is learning to understand the messages your bladder is sending you. You need to learn which messages to listen to and which ones to ignore. A bladder training program should help you recognize when your bladder is full and when it is not.
It may have taken weeks, months or even years to establish these bad habits so it will take time to fix the problem. Be encouraged, most people notice some improvement within 2 weeks although it may take 3 months or more to regain bladder control.
You should go to the bathroom every 2-3 hours during the day. If you are going more frequently, you need to try and increase the time between visits to the toilet. For example if you are going every hour set your target at an hour and 15 minutes. If you get the feeling of urgency before that time is up try techniques from the section below to control this feeling and make your bladder wait.
Urge control techniques