The impact of a weakened pelvic floor
Having issues with leaks is an isolating experience for many women. It can feel like a taboo topic, which only makes it harder to find an effective treatment. But masking the problem with pads and blaming it on a “weak bladder” won’t solve the issue.
There are many triggers for incontinence — pregnancy, menopause, high-impact exercises — but there’s only one root cause: a weakened pelvic floor. Changes in hormones and stress put on the pelvic floor muscles make it harder for women to control their bladder, resulting in uncontrollable leaks.
And the impact on a woman’s life can be profound:
- About 33% of women experience urinary incontinence after giving birth.4
- Over 65% of those women are still affected over the next 12 years.4
- 23% of affected women say it reduces their activity level.5
- 23% state it negatively impacts their sex life.5
- 31% dress differently because of their symptoms.5