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  • Understanding the cause (Jessica)
    about it Their story Share Understanding the cause Jessica High intensity sports can weaken the pelvic floor Regardless of age group sports depending on the activity can increase the risk of urinary stress incontinence whether women are professional athletes or not simply because they create significant abdominal pelvic imbalance In fact all sports that cause strong pressure on abdomen or bladder but also sports requiring repetitive jumping can cause leaking

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  • What you need to know (Jessica)
    it Their story Share What you need to know Jessica Sports involving jumping or impact have a direct effect on the pelvic floor For example a woman s weight on her pelvic floor is multiplied by 4 when she runs and by 16 during a long jump Talk about being hard on the pelvic floor It is easy to understand how these jolts can destabilize the pelvic floor causing leaking Many women who experience leaking during physical activity will simply switch activities In fact 10 4 of women will give up their favourite sport if it causes leaking and 20 will change or curtail the way they engage in their favourite sport to avoid leaking Although this may seem like an easy solution at first glance doing so just delays management of the problem and can lead to other health problems Don t hesitate to talk to your doctor proven solutions are available In the meantime keeping on being active and being involved in sports such as swimming cycling skiing walking and skating but also things like stretching and yoga Some healthcare professionals may recommend that you combine pelvic floor reeducation with low impact activities Talk to your doctor about

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  • For more information (Jessica)
    advice of a doctor or other health professional who is qualified to assess your specific situation Home Let s talk about it Their story Share For more information Jessica Self questionnaire on urinary incontinence a practical tool to begin discussion of bladder weakness with your doctor during your next appointment Your pelvic floor For a clear understanding of the role of the pelvic floor and how its weakening can cause leaking and other long term problems Kegel exercises A practical reference tool on how to perform Kegel exercises After a check up by your doctor you can start doing them as part of a daily exercise programme Vaginal cones Find out more about vaginal cones a simple and effective method for strengthening your pelvic floor muscles Changes in lifestyle See how a few changes to your lifestyle can help you control bladder weakness advice about hydration diet maintaining a healthy weight and so on Keep this where you can see it For information on the Management of urinary stress incontinence Conservative therapies are usually recommended as first line treatments talk to your doctor about it Watch for the Resources Section where more tools will be added Jessica s profile Understanding

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    profile that best correspond to your current situation you will have access to further information and tools specially put together for you Jessica Amy Susan I lead an active life and physical activity has always been a regular part of my day more I am a mother in my thirties who recently gave birth to my second baby more The onset of menopause was full of changes for me more

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  • Understanding the cause (Amy)
    story Share Understanding the cause Amy Pregnancy and delivery are the primary causes of weakness in the pelvic floor During pregnancy increased abdominal weight stretches the pelvic floor and may weaken it It is most stretched during vaginal delivery The damage to the pelvic floor is even greater if the baby has a high birth weight or large head circumference if the mother has gained a lot of weight during

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  • What you need to know (Amy)
    Urinary stress incontinence is common after delivery in fact some writers say it affects almost 1 in 5 women at some point in their life Women who were incontinent before or at the onset of their pregnancy are more likely to be affected This leaking may appear to be a normal consequence of the pregnancy and delivery but it s nothing of the kind It is avoidable and there are effective ways of treating it Healthcare professionals are focusing more and more on the prevention of urinary incontinence and the maintenance of a healthy pelvic floor For example in prenatal classes expectant mothers are learning how to relax their perineal muscles to avoid any lesions during delivery A number of studies and organizations of healthcare professionals agree that it is good to start pelvic floor exercises at the outset of the postpartum period to reduce urinary incontinence You shouldn t skip the medical appointment scheduled between Weeks 6 and 8 post delivery it s a key event Regardless of your risk of postpartum urinary incontinence talk to your doctor about it Pelvic floor re education may be effective both in curing and in preventing leaks during the next pregnancy or

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  • Understanding the cause (Susan)
    Home Let s talk about it Their story Share Understanding the cause Susan The hormonal changes brought on by menopause and aging can reduce the flexibility of the pelvic floor and weaken it After menopause in fact the drop in estrogen may result in atrophy of the perineal muscles and thinning of the vaginal or urethral walls This means small amounts of urine may leak out in the event of

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  • What you need to know (Susan)
    assess your specific situation Home Let s talk about it Their story Share What you need to know Susan Studies indicate that 10 30 of postmenopausal women will be affected by one form of urinary incontinence or another most commonly during exercise or when laughing or sneezing In fact stress incontinence is most prevalent in the menopause years so something must be done before the problem gets worse Since pelvic floor reeducation is something people of any age can do strengthening the pelvic floor muscles is clearly a key prevention factor for postmenopausal women If bladder weakness is already proving inconvenient reeducation of the pelvic floor muscles may prove helpful in treating and controlling urinary stress incontinence Leaking is not a given with menopause Many effective treatments are available Kegel exercises vaginal cones electrical stimulation Talk to your doctor about them during your next appointment Medication is useful for some types of urinary incontinence For example some postmenopausal women who experience mild stress incontinence may benefit from an estrogen based vaginal cream as advised by their doctor Although long term efficacy of estrogen treatments is controversial in some studies the decision as to whether or not a patient could benefit

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