When you were a kid, you probably laughed whenever the words ‘poos’ and ‘wees’ were mentioned. But these days the topic of bodily excretions seems far less funny –because the process isn’t always straightforward. Although the bowel and bladder are responsible for different functions, when the bowel isn’t working to digest and remove waste effectively, bladder leakage can be a side effect – but why? Why does constipation affect bladder leakage? The bowel sits extremely close to the bladder, and...
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...
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