The Menopause and Incontinence

The transition of your bladder

Going through the , you probably know about the hot flushes and possible mood swings. But did you know that there are indications that the menopause might also affect your ability to hold back urine leaks? 
In particular, there’s a reduction in the quantity of oestrogen in the genital and lower urinary tract area and this can cause the vaginal and urinary tract tissue to become drier, thinner and less elastic. Pelvic floor muscle degenerate when they are not stimulated by oestrogen. Generally, combinations of age, childbirth, bodyweight and hormonal factors can increase the risk of problems with urinary or urgency feelings.
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