Skooter reporting 07/04/12
Basing on the recent survey of almost 20,000 U.S. adults, people who are reporting problems with incontinence are growing. Specifically, the number of women over age 20 who reported leakage of urine during the previous 12 months increased from less than 50% of those surveyed in 2001 to more than 53% several years later.
Of course, it's no secret why women be likely to suffer more from incontinence than men. Vaginal childbirth is the biggest risk factor for the condition. But that's not the only reason. To boot, hormonal changes, weight gain, and conditions that affect the pelvic floor such as chronic cough can all lead to problems with bladder control.
People were believed to have incontinence if they said within the last 12 months they had leaked urine while coughing, lifting, or during any type of activity, or when they could not reach the toilet just in time.
Basing on the survey, researchers found that the increase in urinary incontinence among women is somewhat clarified by the fact that many women have chronic illnesses that increase their risk, such as diabetes and obesity.
Nonetheless, there are a number of ways women can do to help themselves in regards to this condition and that is the good news indeed, research team said. In the earlier study, it was suggested that women should be more active because it is less probable to report leaking urine in contrast to women who are inactive. The reason is, exercise can make the pelvic floor muscles stronger. And making the pelvic floor muscles stronger can be helpful in preventing the type of urinary leakage that happens when you sneeze, cough, or lift a massive object. Besides walking, there are other exercises that you can perform to strengthen your pelvic muscles.
Why don’t you try Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises are a series of exercises that are specially designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Although it can be difficult at first to identify the right muscles to exercise, I suggest getting your doctor’s advice or talking to a gymnast specialist if you're interested in giving these exercises a crack. At any rate, the exercises should keep your urinary problems from getting bad. At best, they might be able to get rid of your symptoms overall.