10 things you need to know about incontinence
- 1 in 4 women over 30 experiences urinary incontinence symptoms.
- The kidneys transport 1.5 litres of urine to the bladder. At 300 ml, a healthy bladder will signal the brain that urination is required.
- In Greece, 600,000 people suffer from urinary incontinence.
- Sex prevents urinary incontinence! The contraction of the pelvic muscles, the first muscle group to contract during intercourse, contributes to the better function of the urinary bladder.
- Urinary incontinence affects the female population twice as much as the male population.
- Only 1% of people who experience incontinence symptoms seek medical advice!
- Kegel exercises help during labour and help the body to get back to normal after birth! You should start doing Kegel exercises before the pregnancy and continue doing them after you have given birth.
- Asthma, constipation and obesity may cause urinary incontinence. They increase intra-abdominal pressure and, as a result, the pressure exerted on the urinary bladder.
- Nature lovers recommend…an oak drink for incontinence! Boil 10 oak leaves in 1 litre of water for 5’ and strain. Drink 2 glasses per day for 1- 3 days.
- Botox for incontinence, too! The effectiveness of Botox for urinary incontinence is currently being studied. The first results are encouraging.
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