Why does menopause cause bladder weakness?
While many women’s pelvic floors can withstand the hormonal and physical pressures of pregnancy and childbirth, when they start approaching peri-menopause of menopause, may 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.
These new leaks come as a surprise to many women and can occur when least expected - with a simple cough, sneeze, laugh or sudden movement. A common initial response is to just use pads or liners or say you’ll start doing extra Kegels (which we all know can be tricky to do).
Let’s face it, we can’t ignore incontinence as it can worsen with time. And you deserve to live life to the fullest. Start your leak-free journey with INNOVO today!