Help strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor with black cohosh. It has an estrogen effect, which means that it acts like the female hormone. You can find black cohosh in many commercial products on the market; just follow the directions on the package. Many people that suffer from incontinence have simply lost the muscle [...]
The loss of bladder control or urinary incontinence can be a very humiliating as well as an embarrassing problem. Many people understand this problem because they experience it on a daily basis. Unfortunately, most people will not talk about incontinence even though more than 10 million people, which include at least ten to twenty percent of older adults, have it.
Unfortunately for women, incontinence affects them three to five times more than men, usually before the age of sixty-five. Women experience more problems because of pregnancy and the pressure that it places on the bladder as well as the muscles of the pelvic floor. Also, the surrounding tissues as well as muscles in that area can be damaged and left less reliant than before due to labor and delivery. More than forty percent of women experience some incontinence during pregnancy; in addition, up to ten percent continue to experience problems well after pregnancy. When a woman goes through menopause, there is a decrease in the hormone estrogen that can leave the pelvic floor muscles weak as well as thin the lining of the urethra, which can lead to the loosening of the seal that’s at the neck of the bladder.
Men have longer urethras, which results in less incontinence; a man’s urethra is about ten inches while a woman’s urethra is about two inches. A man’s prostate helps to prevent leakage by giving the urethra extra support. However, after the age of sixty-five, a man and a woman can both be equally susceptible to incontinence because an enlarged prostate can put pressure on the bladder.
Thankfully, you do not have to accept incontinence as an inevitable part of aging. Many of the cases of incontinence can be controlled or cured. Remember, incontinence is not a disease; it is a symptom of an underlying problem.
There are five types of incontinence that could be considered chronic: Whenever you have small amounts of urine dribble out whenever you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise, or move in a specific way that applies extra pressure on the bladder, you are considered to have stress incontinence. Weak muscles in the pelvic floor are to blame [...]