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Ways To Prevent Bladder Leakage

Women’s Health Kuel Thought Leader: Lisa King


As we enter midlife there are often jokes about bladder leakage. And bladder leakage is NO LAUGHING MATTER!


Women often feel ashamed and embarrassed about bladder leaks but if you are experiencing this issue know you are not alone. Studies show that nearly THREE-FOURTHS of all midlife women will experience BLADDER LEAKAGE at least once per month!


Hormonal changes can lead to a weaker pelvic floor that can cause an overactive bladder and also bladder leakage. Overactive bladder is defined as that feeling of having to go to the bathroom right now and urinating eight or more times per day and two or more times per night.


5 Types Of Bladder Leakage:

Women can experience bladder leakage also known as incontinence in several different forms:

  1. Stress Incontinence occurs upon exertion to the bladder such as coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting causing bladder leakage.

  2. Urge Incontinence occurs when there is a miscommunication between your brain and your bladder. Your brain signals your bladder that it is full causing an urge to urinate. This is the most common type of incontinence with overactive bladder.

  3. Overflow Incontinence occurs when your bladder does not empty fully and can cause bladder leakage.

  4. Functional Incontinence is a type of incontinence that is due to a physical or mental impairment that prohibits proper bathroom usage.

  5. Mixed Incontinence is a type of incontinence that many women will experience as a combination of Stress and Urge Incontinence.

A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist:

Pelvic focused exercises such as Kegel exercises can be very helpful, and it is important to do them correctly. A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist can assist you in the proper technique of doing Kegel exercises and also assist with biofeedback to help with bladder leakage.


Women often feel ashamed and embarrassed about bladder leaks but if you are experiencing this issue know you are not alone. Studies show that nearly THREE-FOURTHS of all midlife women will experience BLADDER LEAKAGE at least once per month!


Hormonal changes can lead to a weaker pelvic floor that can cause an overactive bladder and also bladder leakage. Overactive bladder is defined as that feeling of having to go to the bathroom right now and urinating eight or more times per day and two or more times per night.


5 Types Of Bladder Leakage:

Women can experience bladder leakage also known as incontinence in several different forms:

  1. Stress Incontinence occurs upon exertion to the bladder such as coughing, laughing, exercising or lifting causing bladder leakage.

  2. Urge Incontinence occurs when there is a miscommunication between your brain and your bladder. Your brain signals your bladder that it is full causing an urge to urinate. This is the most common type of incontinence with overactive bladder.

  3. Overflow Incontinence occurs when your bladder does not empty fully and can cause bladder leakage.

  4. Functional Incontinence is a type of incontinence that is due to a physical or mental impairment that prohibits proper bathroom usage.

  5. Mixed Incontinence is a type of incontinence that many women will experience as a combination of Stress and Urge Incontinence.

A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist:

Pelvic focused exercises such as Kegel exercises can be very helpful, and it is important to do them correctly. A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist can assist you in the proper technique of doing Kegel exercises and also assist with biofeedback to help with bladder leakage.




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