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Urinary incontinence

Updated: Feb 4, 2020

Women should not be ashamed or embarrassed to speak about urinary incontinence. It is a common cause of concern which can impact upon us at all ages. The contemporary woman need not suffer from it. We are here to help...


What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is, quite simply, the unintentional loss of urine, commonly referred to as "leakage".

There are three different types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence: the leakage happens when the abdominal pressure is too high and your pelvic floor is weakened. It often occurs when laughing, sneezing, coughing, lifting something heavy or while doing intense sport. In extreme cases it can happen while walking.

  • Urgency: the leakage happens when you have an urgent need. It is an involuntary bladder contraction and can occur in any situation.

  • Mix: as its name suggests, this is combination of both incontinence types.

What are the causes:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth

  • Menopause and hormone replacement therapy

  • Weakness in the muscles of the pelvic floor

  • Prolapse

  • Weight gain

What to expect from rehabilitation?

Your highly qualified female physiotherapist is able to conduct an assessment, which may include an internal examination, in order to ascertain the strength of the pelvic floor muscles. Depending upon the examination outcome, your therapist will be able to demonstrate a range of pelvic floor exercises, using a variety of highly specialized techniques. Your therapist is also able to utilize electrostimulation (Tens), biofeedback and hypopressive exercise.

Leave your embarrassment behind!

Book an appointment with your highly qualified women’s heath specialist now.

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