most common type esp in women
Loss of sm amounts of urine during coughing, sneezing, jogging, lifting
Cannot tighten urethra enough to overcome increased detrusor pressure
- Common after childbirth when pelvic muscles are stretched, weakened; common after menopause due to low estrogen levels – vaginal, urethral muscles become thin
- and weak
It is sometimes treated with estrogen therapy
. Also Kegels
may be used to treat it (strengthen pelvic floor muscles; tighten muscle for 4 sec 10 times, 30-80 times per day for at least 6 weeks). Also, vaginal cones
may be used to treat it.
A woman who has had 4 or 5 kids may end up with stress incontinence.