Many women suffer from urinary incontinence as a result of weak pelvic floor muscles. The urethra itself is supported by fascia of the pelvic floor. When inter-abdominal pressure is increased as a result of laughing, coughing or sneezing ect. , the urethra will fail to stop urine from exiting, which results in leakage.
For most women stress urinary incontinence results from changes to the body during pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Leakage may be particularly problematic during the week prior to menstruation, as lower levels of estrogen results in lower muscular pressure surrounding the urethra. Menopause also means lower estrogen levels, which also reduces lower muscular pressure.
If you suffer from stress urinary incontinence, you can do a few things to improve it:
1) Drink less fluid and avoid drinking coffee. It irritates the bladder.
2) Losing weight will also improve your condition. When you lose weight, less pressure is placed on the abdomen. Women have reduced their incontinence by up to 70% by losing weight.
3) Lastly, women who do kegel exercises strengthen the muscles and fascia in the pelvic floor that is important to continence. This is very successful.
4) If the former fail to remedy incontinence, there is a high rate of success for surgeries that place a mesh beneath the urethra. This provides much needed support that reduces the sinking of the urethra that causes urine leakage.
Your first plan of attack should be Kegel exercises .Click here to learn more.