Incontinence in women affects between 10-25 percent of all women in Sweden and many of the affected people feel alone about their trouble. This may be because we rarely talk about problems related to vaginas due to taboos and ignorance.
There are different types of incontinence and pelvic floor exercises are good for relieving all types of incontinence. About 60-70% of those who exercise get better or completely fine!
One can also do pelvic floor exercises as a preventive measure because many women have symptoms related to pregnancy and childbirth.
Test yourself – do you have problems with incontinence?
- Do you often feel an urgent need to pee?
- Do you feel that you have no control over your bladder and have it resulted in wetting accidents?
- Do you go up several times during the night to go to the bathroom?
- Does it affect your ability to focus on something else?
- Do you find it difficult to be spontaneous because you worry about not being able to find a toilet?
If you answer “Yes” to one or more questions you may be affected. You can start already today with your pelvic floor exercises to ease the trouble. Remember, it’s never too late to start! With Britt pelvic floor trainers, you get help doing it right, so you get the best effect of your workout.
Incontinence is rarely indicative of any other disease, but seek medical help if you have visible blood in the urine, difficult to empty the bladder, get severe sudden congestion, neurological disease like MS or spinal cord injury or experiencing severe problems.