Stress Urinary Incontinence is involuntary urine leakage on exertion such as coughing, laughing, sneezing or even exercise. So what causes this? It’s the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles caused by childbirth, which means young women can develop this problem too. Constipation, menopause and hormonal changes can also have an impact on the effectiveness of your pelvic floor muscles.
3 million women in the UK are regularly incontinent, over half of those are suffering from stress urinary incontinence. I know not everyone is as comfortable as me. We really need to break the taboo and start normalising these issues.