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is incontinence a side effect of menopause?

Posted by Althea L.

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Dear Althea,

It can be - weakened pelvic muscles can result from the lower estrogen levels of Menopause as well as from aging and childbirth. The good news is that UI or urinary incontinence can be improved greatly, even relieved by Kegel exercises (pelvic floor strengthening), and avoiding certain drinks that irritate the bladder such as coffee, sodas, and wine.

Check out this website for loads of information on types of incontinence and help.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

Lynette Sheppard RN  Health Maven  Menopause Community

Menopause Goddess Blog

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