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Why I Wet Myself More now I'm over 40

Apr 05, 2020

Yes, over 40 means getting on a bit at least as far as your girlie bits are concerned.  Unfortunately the older we get the more likely we are to experience urinary incontinence.  As an added bonus, we are also more likely to experience additional or even new urinary incontinence symptoms once we get to menopause - yay!

Why, I hear you cry, why?

The reasons are many and varied, but the upshot is that as we get on a bit, so do our tissues (muscles, tendons, connective tissue etc), they get weaker, they get a bit stressed and less resilient - ooh, just like our brains then :)

Here's a little statistic - after age 60 30-55% of women will experience urinary incontinence!  That's A LOT!  BUT it's still NOT NORMAL and there is hope.

Okay, so after you've popped out a small person or two you're most likely to experience stress urinary incontinence - wetting yourself when you sneeze, cough or jump up and down a lot.  As we get older the changes in our hormonal state...


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