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Stress Urinary Incontinence- What Causes a Leaky Bladder?

Have you ever laughed or coughed and felt uncomfortable because a little bit of urine leaked out?  Well, you are not alone.  Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of incontinence in women under the age of 60.  For some women, it can really have an impact on their life- disrupting work and exercising, social activities, and even affect their sex life. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity- such as coughing, sneezing or running puts pressure on your bladder.  Stress incontinence occurs when the muscles and other tissue that support the bladder (pelvic floor muscles) weaken. This weakening allows for unintentional loss of urine. Are you wondering what causes your pelvic floor muscles to weaken? Here are some factors: Pregnancy- supporting the... continue reading >

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