Weak Bladder / Stress Incontinence?
Now we have it out in the open,
it’s time to do something about it.
A weak bladder won’t strengthen itself, and if left, will become worse as you age.
Take the first step and fill in our questionnaire below to find out your bladder weakness score.
Womens’ Health Expert Gabrielle, will review your answers and provide you with exactly what you need to do to help you overcome this common problem.
What Is Stress Incontinence?
When you leak a small amount of urine during a cough, sneeze, laugh or doing exercise, this is known as stress (urinary) incontinence. It is usually caused by weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. You may also have had some damage to the connective tissue in the pelvis that supports the bladder.
What Causes Stress Incontinence?
Urine can leak from the bladder when the pressure in the bladder becomes greater than the pressure in the urethra (the tube where urine leaves the body). Activity such as a cough or a sneeze, laughing, running, jumping, or lifting something a little heavy can increase the pressure in the bladder by causing the pessure inside the abdomen to rise. The muscles around the urethra are not strong enough to keep the urethra closed so a small amount of urine leaks out. For women, pelvic floor muscles are usually weakened by pregnancy and childbirth.
What to do about it?
Firstly realise that it is very common to experience incontinence, especially after childbirth, and as you get older.
The first step is to fill in the questionaire above so we can assess the impact and let you know exactly what can be done to help.