The menopause is a transitional phase in women’s lives that can start at different ages. During this time, reduced oestrogen levels may cause the muscles of the pelvic floor to weaken, resulting in urinary incontinence symptoms. The sooner you tackle these symptoms during the menopause, the better will the results be.
The prevention of incontinence is not always possible, but there are ways to reduce the risk that its symptoms will manifest.
- Reduce your body weight and keep it low.
- Stop smoking.
- Treat chronic cough and allergies, and regulate the function of your bowels, so you don’t suffer from constipation.
- Introduce exercise into your daily routine.