During menopause your body stops creating estrogen. This hormone is what kept your body’s menstrual cycle regulated.Read more
Pregnancy & Childbirth
The additional weight of pregnancy strains the pelvic floor muscle which is why many women experience stress incontinence, particularly towards the end of gestation.Read more
Arthritis itself doesn’t usually contribute to a weak bladder, but stiff joints and pain with movement can make getting to the toilet in time difficult.
Exactly how diabetes increases the frequency and severity of incontinence isn’t known, but there’s no doubt it does, especially in women.READ MORE
Fat deposits around the abdomen are thought to be the main cause, putting chronic strain on the bladder and urethra, as well as stretching and weakening the nerves and muscles of the pelvic region.
Most kidney infections start off as a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) caused by bacteria entering the body via the urethra. You can read more about UTIs here.READ MORE
Urinary Tract Infections
Often referred to as UTIs, Urinary Tract Infections start when bacteria enter the body through the urethra. You can read more about UTIs here.READ MORE
The word ‘prolapse’ literally means ‘to fall out of place’ and in the contribution to incontinence, can be the vagina, bladder, uterus or bowel.READ MORE
Small or overactive bladder
Anatomically, there is no such condition as a ‘small bladder’, but functionally it can definitely feel like that.
Relatively rare (only 3% and all cancers diagnosed are of the bladder) and often treatable, bladder cancer is more likely to occur in older men.
Other diseases and conditions
There are many other conditions that can affect urinary and bowel incontinence. Some create a physical barrierREAD MORE
Exercise and lifestyle are usually the starting point for women with incontinence, but medication, retraining and surgery may also be options.READ MORE