Do you have Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence occurs when there’s not enough support throughout the pelvic floor muscles. Medically speaking, there are two kinds of incontinence: stress incontinence, childbirth-related incontinence.
- In stress incontinence, urine leaks when there is a sudden extra pressure on the bladder. Urine tends to leak most when you cough, laugh, or exercise. Many women start experiencing urinary incontinence around/after menopause; many men who have prostate issues and/or weak kidney/bladder functions also experience urinary incontinence.
- After childbirth. The pelvic floor muscles tend to become weakened after childbirth. Some new mothers, especially those who had gone through long hours of labour, can experience urinary incontinence intermittently for a few months. This may or may not develop into a full-blown incontinence later in life.
Need to Understand Pelvic Floor Muscles
The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underneath of the bladder and rectum.
As you can see, the pelvic floor muscles cover the entire pelvic area, from the tip of the coccyx to the frontal pelvic bone.