Urinary Incontinence in women

A hush hush topic… should I discuss or not?

Loss of bladder control, a common and often embarrassing problem.

Urine leaks as you cough, sneeze, laugh or during exercising or lifting something heavy. Urinary incontinence, in medical terms.

What should I do?

Whom should I consult?

Talk to an expert Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

How do they treat?

Practice pelvic floor exercises under supervision of a Physiotherapist

Electrotherapy by an expert Women’s health Physiotherapist     

Why is it common in women?

  • Normal female anatomy
  • Pregnancy: Hormonal changes and the increased weight of the foetus.
  • Childbirth: Normal (Vaginal) delivery can weaken muscles needed for bladder control and damage bladder nerves and supportive tissue. It leads to a dropped (prolapsed) pelvic floor. As a result, the bladder, uterus, rectum or small intestine can get pushed down from the usual position and protrude into the vagina.
  • Menopause. After menopause, women produce less oestrogen, a hormone that helps keep the lining of the bladder and urethra healthy.
  • Aging of bladder muscle: It can decrease the bladder’s capacity to store urine.

What should I avoid?

  1.          Alcohol, Aerated drinks, Caffeine and Artificial sweeteners
  2.          Spicy or acidic foods
  3.          Heart and blood pressure medications, sedatives, and muscle relaxants
  4.          Large doses of vitamin C

Do not ignore, it can impact your personal and social life.

  • Limitations on your activities and social interaction
  • Adversely affects your quality of life.
  • Increase the risk of falls in older adults as they rush to the toilet


 – Mrs. Varsha Vartak

Rehab Station, Pune

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