Menopause, the gift that keeps on giving. Not only will you experience hormonal changes, you may even have to deal with a weakened pelvic floor. Over 50% of women going through menopause suffer from urge or stress urinary incontinence. While it is a distressing experience, the important thing to remember is that you are not alone.
While many women’s pelvic floors can withstand the hormonal and physical pressures of pregnancy and childbirth, when they reach middle age, they start to experience urinary leaks.
Menopause causes your ovaries to stop producing estrogen, which in addition to controlling your period, also helps to keep your pelvic floor muscles healthy and tight. So, when estrogen levels drop, the pelvic floor weakens, resulting in incontinence.
Many women’s initial response is to use sanitary pads or staying close to the ladies’ room. But, unlike the temporary hot flashes that come with menopause, this problem isn’t going anywhere.
You cannot ignore incontinence. It will only worsen with time, interfering with your work, social life, as well as sexual and personal relationships. You’ve got to get proactive.
Adding dehydration to your menopause symptoms will exacerbate the issue. Continue to drink the daily recommended amount of water and avoid drinks like tea, coffee, alcohol and soft drinks that can promote bladder activity.
Leaks may discourage you from exercising, but it’s imperative that you maintain a healthy weight by leading an active lifestyle. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, consider low impact exercises, like yoga, Pilates, walking or weight training.
The secret to improving bladder weakness is to strengthen and retrain your pelvic floor muscles with INNOVO®. Effectively targeting pelvic floor muscles with INNOVO delivers results in as little as four weeks. And you’ll know it’s working, because you’ll feel your pelvic muscles activating.
Be who you want to be – without leaks.