Childbirth a Common Cause of Urinary Incontinence?

Childbirth a Common Cause of Urinary Incontinence?

  • On June 30, 2008

When functioning properly the body relies on combining nervous control with structural design, to make passing urine a subtle subconscious action.

This control can be affected by health problems such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and pelvic surgery.

Urinary incontinence is more common in Women because childbirth remains one of the main risk factors.

A possible cause of urinary incontinence is if you have a episiotomy during childbirth (a cut made in the tissues of the birth canal to allow easier passage of the baby).  This is quite a controversial issue and the most recent evidence seems to suggest that episiotomies don’t significantly increase the risk.

As well as childbirth, the menopause, with its loss of female hormones, is also a common cause of urinary incontinence. The hormone Oestrogen is essential for helping the tissues keep their strength and elasticity. So when levels of Oestrogen fall, the delicate body tissues become dry and thin, and muscles more lax.

Although urinary incontinence becomes more common with age, it’s not inevitable.

Here at Allanda we can provide you with the right incontinence protection whatever the cause.

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FYI for women
This is a great entry! This is a topic that needs to be spoken about a lot more! Thank you for spreading the word! We are trying to spread the word as well! The more we talk about it... the more women will seek help and squash the stigma! //

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