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Why Women Face Urinary Incontinence? | The Blooms Blog

Posted by Blooms The Chemist on 8 Oct 2020

Why Women Face Urinary Incontinence? | The Blooms Blog


More than 6 in 10 women suffer from incontinence and it can become a more common problem as they get older. [1] Stress and urge incontinence are the two most common types, affecting women for a variety of reasons.

Menopause can affect a woman’s bladder control, usually due to weakened pelvic muscles which can result in a more frequent need to visit the toilet. Another issue may be a less elastic bladder, which can contribute to an overactive bladder as it cannot stretch as much to accommodate more urine.

Pregnancy and childbirth are other contributors to female urinary incontinence as they can weaken the pelvic floor muscles as well. Changing hormones can affect the lining of the bladder and increased pressure from coughing, laughing or sneezing can also cause incontinence. To help manage urinary incontinence, Kegel exercises have long been used as a way to strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor. Another technique is bladder training, where the individual creates a bladder diary to re-teach their bladder to hold more urine.

It is important to seek medical advice and talk to your doctor or a continence professional about your symptoms. Visit your local Blooms The Chemist Pharmacy team for more information and recommendations on the best incontinence products for you. Shop in-store for a vast range of incontinence products including incontinence pads and pants for men and incontinence pads for women. Click here for our range of products.

[1] https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/incontinence