Why the Natural Changes of Menopause

The Natural Changes of Menopause are all part of living life as a woman. But between the hot flushes, mood swings, and irregular bleeding, when you find your fluctuating hormone levels are impacting on your bladder, it can just seem too much. Whether you’re in your late 40s, your early 50s, or even closer to 60, going through menopause can be a difficult time. You may suffer one or all of the symptoms of mood swings, irrational feelings, irregular menstrual cycles, daily hot flushes, or unexplained headaches. Or, you may be one of the lucky ones who suffers no symptoms at all.

However, one symptom that is rarely discussed is the impact on women’s bladder control as they go through the natural changes of menopause.

Hormone changes, chiefly the reduction of oestrogen, affect women going through menopause. This change can result in the bladder moving position, due to the abdominal muscles being affected by less oestrogen. Once the bladder has shifted slightly, the pelvic floor muscles can be less effective.

See our POISE® products on how it could help busy mums manage light bladder leakage.

Also be sure to talk to your doctor, health care professional or nurse continence advisor as they will help you determine, control and improve your condition.

Nutrition & Lifestyle Tips

Exercise

Walking, yoga, and other regular exercise may ease some of your menopause symptoms including your mood. In general, exercise is excellent to keep the rest of your muscles fit and active to help support your pelvic floor. POISE® Products offer discreet protection with 2X more absorption^ than Period products to help you exercise with peace of mind.

Although you may think that not drinking is going to help, it actually makes the problem worse by concentrating urine which can lead to bladder infections. Drinking 1.5 litres, or 6-8 glasses of water a day will ensure your kidneys are well flushed and your bladder is getting proper training.

This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from a qualified health care professional with any questions regarding your concerns.

Where To Buy

^vs leading FEMCARE brands.

Sources

Arnold, J., McLeod, N., Thani-Gasalam, R. and Rachid, P. (2012). RACGP - Overactive bladder syndrome –management and treatment options. [online] Racgp.org.au. Available at:
http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/november/overactive-bladder-syndrome/ [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Bladderclinic.com.au, (2011). Overactive Bladder (OAB). [online] Available at:
http://www.bladderclinic.com.au/bladder/overactive-bladder-oab [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Cherney, K. (2013). Home Remedies for Overactive Bladder. [online] Healthline. Available at:
http://www.healthline.com/health/overactive-bladder/home-remedies#Overview1 [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Eilber, MD, K. (2015). What Is The Difference Between A Small Bladder And An .... [online] EmpowHER. Available at:
http://www.empowher.com/overactive-bladder/content/what-difference-between-small-bladder-and-overactive-bladder-dr- [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015]

Maher, MD, C. (2003). Welcome to Chris Maher's Urogynaecology Australia Web Site. [online] Urogynaecology.com.au. Available at:
http://www.urogynaecology.com.au/Overactive.htm [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Siamak N. Nabili, M. (2014). Overactive Bladder: Facts for Men, Women, and Children. [online] MedicineNet. Available at:
http://www.medicinenet.com/overactive_bladder/article.htm [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Tidy, MD, C. (2013). Overactive Bladder Syndrome, Bladder Problems | Health | Patient.co.uk. [online] Patient.co.uk. Available at:
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/overactive-bladder-syndrome [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

Webmd.com, (2014). Overactive Bladder in Children (Child Incontinence): Signs, Causes, and Treatment. [online] Available at:
http://www.WebMD.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/overactive-bladder-in-children [Accessed 6 Apr. 2015].

 

Canceraustralia.gov.au, (2019). Bladder cancer statistics in Australia | Bladder Cancer. [online] Available at:
https://bladder-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au/statistics [Accessed 6 Jun. 2019].

 

Other urinary incontinence causes

EmptyView