Incontinence during menopause

incontinence and menopause

Author: Chris Jones | Posted on Monday May 7, 2018

Urinary incontinence is common during menopause and in later life, but it’s not an inevitable result of aging and should not be considered normal if it’s causing you issues. The reduction in oestrogen that women exprience during menopause can cause thinning of the urethra lining – this is the short tube that passes urine from the bladder out of the body. The surrounding pelvic muscles also may weaken with aging, a process known as “pelvic relaxation.” As a result, women in later life are at increased risk of urinary incontinence.  Watch our short video to find out more.

 

 

About the Author

Chris Jones is a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner, specialising in women’s health issues and Hormone Replacement Therapy. She can provide practical, easy to understand information to help you decide if and how Hormone Replacement might be right for you. You can contact Chris via her website at: YourGynNP.com

 

 

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