Female Incontinence: Risk Factors - Health Channel


Female Incontinence: Risk Factors |

Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, aging, urinary tract infection, stool build-up, being overweight, nerve damage, and overactive bladder are predisposing factors of incontinence in women.

Dr. Barbara Montford, President of the Dade County Medical Association, says estrogen plays a role in the strength of the pelvic wall in terms of the elasticity of the urethra and the surrounding musculature. She points out as women age, the estrogen level drops and they lose the natural playability.

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