Don’t put on a leaky face, we can help.
What’s urinary incontinence?
- Incontinence describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from bladder.
- It’s a common problem!
- Over 4.8 million Australians have bladder or bowel control problems for a variety of reasons.
- Incontinence can be prevented, treated, and even be cured.
- It effects both man and woman, regardless of your age or background.
Incontinence in women:
- More than 70% of people who experience incontinence are women.
- Many experiencing problems after childbirth and menopause.
- Female incontinence problems are largely related to weak pelvic floor muscles.
- Pelvic floor muscles are essential to provide support to internal organs like uterus and bladder.
- Weakness in pelvic floor muscles make controlling of the release of urine difficult.
- Weakness in pelvic floor muscles together with child birth can cause pelvic organ prolapse, where bladder, uterus or bowel loops bulge or sag down into the vagina.
Think you might have the problem? Here is a quick check list:
- Do you sometimes feel you have not completely emptied your bladder?
- Do you have to rush to use the toilet?
- Are you frequently nerves because you think you might lose control of your bladder?
- Do you wake up twice or more during the night to go to the toilet?
- Do you sometimes leak before you get to the toilet? Or when you lift something heavy, sneeze, cough or laugh?
- Do you experience a dragging sensation when standing?
Talk to your GP now if you answer Yes to any of above questions. Or National Continence Helpline 1800330066.
Remember early prevention starts at your first pregnancy planning, talk to us now about how to strengthen your pelvic floor before any active symptoms.
There are medical and surgical options available to manage different types of incontinence, make an appointment today at Providence Medical and Dental – Belmont today to discuss your symptoms.