Avoid Embarrassing Perimenopause Symptoms | Urinary Incontinence

Some perimenopause symptoms are uncomfortable or inconvenient, but others may be plain embarrassing. For many women, urinary incontinence is one of those symptoms that goes beyond discomfort. Are you wondering how you can improve your bladder control?

 

First, it’s important to understand that incontinence tends to be among the perimenopause symptoms that happen in the later stages of perimenopause that is closer to the actual end of your periods. This is because the hormone estrogen begins to drop at that point. Estrogen is responsible for maintaining the tone of your pelvic floor, which are the muscles related to bladder control.

 

Dr. Marina Rose has helped women with perimenopause symptoms and people with other challenging, chronic health conditions in and around the city of Los Altos, CA.

 

Fortunately, the pelvic floor is made up of muscle, meaning that you can actively maintain and even regain tone in the pelvic floor. Voluntary flexing of the pelvic floor muscles, commonly called Kegel exercises, is one way to tone your pelvic floor. Dr. Christiane Northrup agrees that toning the pelvic floor is beneficial for women with perimenopause symptoms like incontinence.

 

Squats are another good exercise to help keep the pelvic floor toned. In fact, the muscles used for Kegels and the muscles used for squats are opposing muscle groups so optimal tone is achieved by doing both kinds of exercises. If you have knee problems just squat at though you were going to sit in chair then stand back up.

 

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