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10 FACTS MOST WOMEN DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR BLADDER (BUT SHOULD)

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10 FACTS MOST WOMEN DON’T KNOW ABOUT THEIR BLADDER (BUT SHOULD)

OB/GYN and women’s health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd talks to thousands of women who are looking for ways to reduce their bladder leaks.  Below she shares 10 things every woman should know about her bladder, especially if you experience incontinence.

In the video above, she also shares tips for minimizing urinary incontinence through core exercises, doing Kegel exercises, getting pelvic floor physical therapy, and changing your diet to avoid triggers.

1. Light bladder leakage (LBL) is common.

Dr. Shepherd: It’s more common than you think! 1 in 3 of us experiences Light Bladder Leakage (LBL), which is why talking about it is so important because that’s the only way we’re going to find a solution.

2. Bladder leakage is more common in women than men.

Dr. Shepherd: Fact! Most women experience bladder leakage after childbirth since vaginal delivery weakens the muscles that control the bladder. Estrogen loss during menopause can also weaken pelvic muscles.

3. LBL isn’t caused by aging.

Dr.  Shepherd: Weak pelvic floor muscles can lead to urinary incontinence. Life events such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and certain surgeries can increase a woman’s risk of pelvic floor muscle damage during intense abdominal exercise, as the muscles…

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