Kate Winslet talks openly about her incontinence issue

Kate Winslet talks openly about her incontinence issue

  • On November 26, 2015

In a recent appearance on The Graham Norton Show, actress Kate Winslet revealed that she suffers from stress incontinence so can’t jump on trampolines anymore.

The 40-year-old star recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show where she explains that she developed stress urinary incontinence after having three children.

“When you’ve had a few children, you know, it’s just what happens.”

‘It’s bloody awful’

Kate says that she experiences bladder leakages when sneezing or if she jumps on a trampoline:

“It’s amazing, two sneezes I’m fine, three… it’s game over. It’s bloody awful, especially if you’re wearing a skirt!”

“I can’t jump on trampolines any more, I wet myself.”

Most women aren’t as open as Kate about their incontinence, but the truth is that up to one in every three women suffer from the condition at some point in their lives, according to a study published in Reviews in Urology.

Women who have had children, especially those who have had multiple natural births, are at a greater risk of developing stress incontinence as are women who overweight or over the age of 60.

Like Kate, these women experience urine leakages when the bladder is under additional pressure. Common triggers include coughing, sneezing and jumping.

Watch Kate open up about her incontinence on the Graham Norton show: