What is Urinary Incontinence (UI)?
Urinary Incontinence, also known as bladder leaking, is the involuntary loss of urine. It is a condition that is bothersome and can greatly impact self-esteem. Bladder leaking occurs when the pelvic floor muscles weaken, causing the bladder to shift downward, preventing muscles that ordinarily force the urethra shut from squeezing as tightly as they should. As a result, urine can leak during moments of every life and physical stress like during exercise or a sneeze.
UI is Common, There is a Solution
Millions of women around the world experience bladder leaking, it does not discriminate by age or fitness level. The good news is that evidence shows that properly performed pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegels, lead to 70% improvement in symptoms of incontinence across all age groups. PeriCoach can help guide you through a customized exercise regime which fits easily into your daily routine. Giving you back confidence and control!
Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence (UI) in Women
There are several types of urinary incontinence, so not every woman will experience symptoms in exactly the same way.
- Stress incontinence is a common form of UI, causing the release of a few drops or even a small stream of urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, or otherwise exert pressure on your bladder.
- Some women feel a sudden, intense urge to urinate, followed by a sudden loss of urine—this is known as urge incontinence.
- Some women may even experience more than one type of UI, known as mixed incontinence.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you likely have a form of UI. A common cause of UI is the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, nerves, and other tissues in the pelvic region as a result of childbirth, menopause, and other events.
No woman should suffer with uncomfortable and embarrassing bladder leakage. Learn more about how the PeriCoach System can help you strengthen your pelvic floor, for improved confidence, comfort, and sexual satisfaction.