Menopause and Incontinence

The transition of your bladder

Going through menopause, you probably know about the hot flashes and possible mood swings. But did you know that there are indications that menopause might also affect your ability to hold back urinary leaks? 
In particular, there’s a reduction in the quantity of estrogen in the genital and lower urinary tract area, and this can cause the vaginal and urinary tract tissue to become drier, thinner and less elastic. Pelvic floor muscles degenerate when they are not stimulated by estrogen. Generally, combinations of age, childbirth, bodyweight and hormonal factors can increase the risk of issues of urinary incontinence or urgency feelings.
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