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Menopause & Urinary Incontinence

Menopause & Urinary Incontinence

Going through menopause is a natural part of a woman's life. We're told to expect hot flashes and maybe some mood swings. But did you know menopause can also affect your ability to suppress urine leaks?

A decrease in estrogen can cause vaginal and urinary tract tissue to become drier, thinner, and less elastic. In addition, pelvic floor muscles degenerate when not stimulated by estrogen. A combination of age, childbirth, body weight and hormonal factors can increase the risk of problems with urinary incontinence or urgency.

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