Citizen Reporter
2 minute read
3 Feb 2020
10:42 am

Is incontinence inevitable as you get older?

Citizen Reporter

Weight loss can help reduce leaking for women who are overweight.

Picture: iStock

Q: I am a postmenopausal 63-year-old woman. I am wondering if the fate of all women my age and older is to wear pads for leakage. A: Women have told me that when they brought up their incontinence to previous providers, they were told it was a “normal” part of ageing. Imagine if we treated everyone who needed glasses with shame and told them their visual impairment was something they had to live with. Urinary incontinence, the involuntary leakage of urine, is a common and distressing problem for many women of all ages. There are two main types: Stress Urinary...