When it comes to bladder control, it makes sense that certain beverages can affect how much you leak – but did you know that what you eat is just as important? Your pelvic floor is responsible for managing the mechanisms that make you pee. It’s made up of tissues and muscles that support the bladder, the rectum and the small intestine. Like any muscle group, it’s paramount that you keep your pelvic floor area strong by doing Kegel exercises and through...
Accidental leaking. Light bladder leakage. Incontinence. A bladd-ey hassle. Whatever you call it, the fact is that leakage can happen to anyone who has a urinary tract - and it’s far more common than you think. While bladder leakage is more prevalent in women (one in three), one in ten men will experience it over the course of their lifetime for various reasons (click here to read about the common causes of male incontinence). It’s inconvenient. It’s frustrating. But there are...
Located between the hips, your pelvic floor is an area of muscles and tissues that act as a hammock to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum – all of which can play a part in causing bladder leakage. The pelvic floor muscles can become weakened as a result of surgery, aging, pregnancy, childbirth and excessive straining (sneezing, coughing, constipation etc). Luckily, there are ways to regain some of that pelvic floor strength – and kegel exercises are a great...
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