How many of us are embarrassed by this. We don’t speak about it, so how are we able to help ourselves understand.
Incontinence affects more women than men due to the hormone changes a women goes through from Pregnancy, childbirth, and into menopause.
Causes of incontinence are:
- Urinary track infections
- Medications/ Surgical Procedures
- Child Birth
- Weak Pelvic Floor
- Low Oestrogen in Menopause
There are five main types of Female Incontinence:
- Stress Incontinence: Sneeze, Coughing, Laughing. All of these put stress on your Pelvic Floor Muscles
- Overflow Incontinence: A constant dripping or flow of urine. You never feel completely empty
- Urge Incontinence: Sudden, powerful urge to go to the toilet
- Urinary Frequency: The need to empty your bladder more than normal
- Overactive Bladder: Urge and Frequency. Can be caused by an overactive bladder syndrome
We need to understand as the body ages, our tissues due to hormonal changes weaken.
Try training the Pelvic Floor Muscles to regain your control and confidence because when the pelvic floor muscles have been weakened or damaged they may not be able to support a full bladder.
Also consult with a good Physio who specialises in The Pelvic Floor as they can show you how to engage your Pelvic Floor by using a Real Life Ultrasound Machine.