Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control, which results in inadvertent urination during low level stress placed on the bladder, such as laughing, coughing and exercising. It is common in women who have delivered children vaginally. This leaking occurs when the pelvic floor weakens, which causes the urethra to sag. Urinary incontinence is a condition which can affect many women, especially following childbirth or in later life.
Urinary incontinence is a condition that can affect people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Although a lot of women are affected because of damage to the pelvic floor sustained during pregnancy and childbirth.
Stress urinary incontinence occurs when the muscles and other tissues that support the urethra (pelvic floor muscles) and the muscles that control the release of urine (urinary sphincter) weaken. The bladder expands as it fills with urine. Normally, valve-like muscles in the urethra — the short tube that carries urine out of your body — stay closed as the bladder expands, preventing urine leakage until you reach a bathroom. But when those muscles weaken, anything that exerts force on the abdominal and pelvic muscles — sneezing, bending over, lifting or laughing hard, for instance — can put pressure on your bladder and cause urine leakage.
Taking a caring and understanding approach, our team of experts are able to determine and identify the root cause. This will enable the right treatment to help you to get rid of stress urinary incontinence.