The reason why I decided to write this article up is so that more people can get educated about this “leaking” and what they can do about it. So.. if you had any of that experience or almost similar, you are in the right place today!
So.. A quick story before I hop onto the content, years ago.. I still remember meeting a patient of mine who make her leaking problem known to me.. that she had to put on ‘adult diapers’ every time she went out. No one in the family members knew because this topic tend to get a bit more "private" and simply, certain people is just more reserved than the others.
Back to the story, putting on adult diapers really made it uncomfortable for her, as she had to change it very frequently, outside home or even carrying out daily tasks like doing prayers. I happened to work with her for 3 months to get her to see some significant changes on her "leakage" as she started to use less of diapers each day. Happy to say that.. due to this improvements, we get to see a rise in her confidence, she also start to become more comfortable going on doing her daily activity.
With that being said, especially for those of you out there who think there is no way you can improve your "leaking" situation.. THERE IS A WAY TO MANAGE IT! Please read on the importance and also understand that not giving this the right attention may potentially lead to long term problem or other complications. So are you ready? Buckle up!
Let’s talk about pelvic floor muscle (PVM) first. Everyone has a PVM, male and female. It’s just a matter if your PVM is strong or not. PVM functions to support your reproductive organs (ie. Uterus) and also to control the bladder and bowel. So, if you are unable to control your urine, then it means you have a weakness of PVM and we call it as URINARY INCONTINENCE.
There are three types of incontinence according to your condition. Now let’s look into them in simpler words so that you can understand better about urinary incontinence.
These activities will eventually give pressure towards your abdomen and can further put pressure on PVM. This can also happen during pregnancy obviously because of the increased abdominal pressure from the fetus. Therefore, all these over-pressure received by PVM will make it weaker and lose the capability to control the bladder.
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