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Bladder Control Management - Menopause and Urine Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence, also known as “loss of bladder control” or “involuntary urinary leakage” is no new term for women going through menopause. However, can we blame menopause for it? Truth is that women experience Urinary Incontinence (UI) throughout their lives, it mainly is due to the pressure or stress on the muscles that hold the bladder. Hormonal changes can affect the strength of the muscles in the pelvic region hence making UI common among women going through menopause.

During menopause when estrogen levels start declining it affects the health of the urethra and also weakens the pelvic muscles. The level of estrogen continues to drop throughout the passing years hence worsening the Urine Inconsistent symptoms.

However, during menopause UI may get worse due to more reasons for menopause and they are

  • Infections

  • Nerve Damage

  • Medications like diuretics

  • Constipation

  • Being Overweight

Now since we have an idea of the situation let's try to get a few solutions for it. There are several therapies that the doctor might recommend in order to reduce the UI symptoms. Here are a few natural and lifestyle changes that may help as well

  1. Reducing Caffeine Consumption - Studies from around the world have shown that caffeine has a significant role to play with UI symptoms. Hence reducing caffeine will help reduce the symptoms.

  2. Weight Loss - Losing weight reduces the pressure on the bladder hence reducing the symptoms.

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  1. Strengthen Pelvic Muscles - This can be done through Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises.

  2. Cimicifuga Racemosa - Research on mammals has shown that a therapy involving Cimicifuga racemosa may be suitable for female mammals when they are in menopause. Cimicifuga Racemosa is the active ingredient in Remifemin. Remifemin is a well-researched supplement that has been used for over 80 years to treat the symptoms of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and mood swings effectively.

No matter how bad the urinary incontinence symptoms are, there are always steps to improve or manage them. Always check with your doctor before starting a new supplement. Remember there is no reason for you to enjoy an active lifestyle confidently with urinary incontinence; the key is to manage it and stay positive.

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