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
- Changes with age
Types of Urinary Incontinence After Menopause
- Due to an overactive bladder. This results in frequent urination during the day, night, or both.
- Due to poor closure of the bladder. This is why you leak small amounts of urine when you laugh, sneeze, cough, or exercise.
- 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.
- 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.