How Hormones Can Cause Incontinence

October 12, 2018

How Hormones Can Cause Incontinence

How Hormones Can Cause Incontinence

Incontinence affects more people than you would imagine. Often, because of the
perceived stigma surrounding it, individuals just accept this condition as a fact of

At LIQUAGUARD®, we encourage our clients to work with their medical providers to
understand not only the treatments available for incontinence; but the causes of it
as well.

Hormones, we have learned, often can cause and/or affect incontinence,
especially in women. The fact is, urinary incontinence tends to increase during
the different stages in a woman’s life.

As we know, pregnancy and childbirth causes variations in hormones in women.
During these periods, this hormonal change can result in the decrease in
strength of the muscles in a woman’s pelvis, resulting in incontinence.

Women later in life may also experience these symptoms. Menopause, which
most often occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, also produces a change in
hormone levels. This time, the effect is a decrease in estrogen, a hormone which
can help keep your bladder and muscles working effectively. The reduction of
this hormone may result in incontinence, a situation which may grow more
severe as menopause continues and hormones progressively drop.

Whether your incontinence is a result of pregnancy and childbirth hormonal
changes or menopausal decreases in estrogen, (or perhaps something
completely different) it is important to share your symptoms with your physician.

There are a variety of things that can be done to alleviate incontinence, ranging
from changes in diet and exercise to medication. Understanding the options
available and making informed decisions can help improve the quality of your life.

And, remember that at LIQUAGUARD®, we will continue to support you with the
highest quality products to help make your day to day life as comfortable and
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