Understanding menopausal incontinence
Menopause is that time where there is a sharp drop in production of oestrogen. This drop causes a drastic effect on the urethra. The decline in the oestrogen production actually leads to weakening of the muscle walls of urethra and this is the reason why urinary incontinence is quite common in post-menopausal period. While this is a natural occurrence, it is difficult to avoid embarrassment when this happens. Also, aging plays an additive factor here, it is normal that with age your muscles undergo fibrosis and that can lead to a weakening in the muscles that control urination. Other factors like intoxication and sneezing and coughing, can also add up to the urinary incontinence that you are facing. Don’t worry though, this is not a hopeless situation. There are steps you can take to combat incontinence.
What you can do to control your urinary incontinence?
In order to maintain muscle health you need to exercise the muscles that help control your bladder. Kegel exercise is the best exercise for developing the muscles of the pelvic floor. This can prove especially effective for women of menopausal age and for women who have given birth.
Finding the right menopause incontinence medication
Just like the exercises, menopause incontinence medication can also be helpful to control incontinence. There is a reason for this, as we all know that the reason for urinary incontinence is indeed hormonal, so that is why progesterone supplements will be quite helpful. Tis a sharp drop in oestrogen, progesterone supplementation will be quite helpful here. Use of pseudoephridine is also effective as this is a stress fighting hormone and therefore effective in stress incontinence