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Among teens and young women, incontinence problems are typically related to sports injuries, says Pamela Moalli, MD, a professor of urogynaecology at the University of Pittsburgh Magee-Womens Research Institute. “About 20% of college athletes report leakage of urine during sports activities,” she tells WebMD.
Just as the hot flushes begin to disappear, other symptoms manifest themselves such as Sress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) due to weak pelvic floor muscles, but a more discomforting change is known as genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and can affect up to 50% of postmenopausal women.
For those of you considering all options to overcome stress incontinence, or women who wish to know more about gynaecological procedures – there are some very useful links in the RANZCOG website (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
Mothers with adult incontinence reveal their ‘little accidents’ as they praise Kate Winslet for speaking openly about the condition Kate Winslet opened up about the condition on Graham Norton show She admitted sneezing and jumping on a trampoline causes accidents Fellow mothers have praised actress for talking openly about AI Reveal how they avoid drinking water and always carry changes of clothes Read the full article here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3330108/Kate-Winslet-praised-mothers-adult-incontinence-admitting-condition.html#ixzz3tIaJjkco
Urinary incontinence is urine leakage from a loss of bladder control that mainly affects women after childbirth. But it can happen to anyone. Around 37% of Australian women have some form of the condition compared to 13% of Australian men.
This cross-sectional survey aims to (1) verify the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its impact on the quality of life among nulliparous fit women, and to (2) analyze whether urinary incontinence is influenced by the intensity of the sport (high- vs. low-impact) or by the volume of physical activity (minutes per week) performed. Two hundred forty-five nulliparous women (18-40 years) completed the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form, the Kings Health Questionnaire and a questionnaire regarding demographic and training variables. Overall 22.9% of the participants self-reported urinary incontinence, and among them, 60.7% had stress urinary incontinence. Incontinent women demonstrated worse quality of life than continent females (p=0.000). Women practicing high-impact sports presented higher frequency in loss of urine than those practicing low-impact sports (p=0.004). Regardless the intensity of the sport, the volume of exercise showed positive association with the frequency of loss of urine (p=0.005, r=0.475). In conclusion, almost one fourth of the women enrolled in this study reported symptoms of urinary incontinence and worse quality of life than those who were continent. Women who practice high-impact sports or who have higher volume of training should be aware of the symptoms associated with pelvic floor dysfunction, since they seem to […]