Urinary Incontinence Menopause

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Urinary Incontinence Menopause

Are you one of the millions of women suffering from urinary incontinence after menopause. Dr. Kormeili provides non-surgical urinary incontinence treatment for her patients. Sadly, many women struggle with urinary incontinence after menopause. Does this sound familiar?

  • I pee when I sneeze.
  • I pee when I laugh.
  • I pee when I cough.
  • I pee a lot.
  • I pee when I exercise.

Why Does Menopause Cause Incontinence?

As you age, your ovaries stop making estrogen. As a result,

  • Your vaginal tissue becomes less elastic.
  • The lining of your urethra begins to thin (this is the tube that empties urine from your bladder)
  • The muscles that support both your urethra and bladder (also known as your pelvic floor), weakens.

Causes of Urinary Incontinence

  • Pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Changes with age
  • Menopause

Types of Urinary Incontinence After Menopause

Urge Incontinence

  • Due to an overactive bladder. This results in frequent urination during the day, night, or both.

Stress Incontinence

  • Due to poor closure of the bladder. This is why you leak small amounts of urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or exercise.

Overflow Incontinence

  • Due to poor bladder contraction or blockage of the urethra. This is associated with the urge to urinate. This is also known as “irritable” or “overactive” bladder.

Functional Incontinence

  • due to medication or medical problems that make it difficult to reach the bathroom in time.


  • This type of incontinence is when you wake up several times during the night to pee.
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