Incontinence is an extremely sensitive and unfortunately very common health and social problem. One in three women suffers from incontinence at some point in her life. It can occur at any time, most often after childbirth. Urinary leakage in itself is not a disease, but a condition that can have many different causes. It follows from this that before treating incontinence itself, it is necessary to correctly diagnose the cause and type of incontinence. Each type can be treated more effectively if incontinence treatment is started early. Patients should not self-medicate, but always consult either their general practitioner or, even better, a specialist – a urogynecologist or urologist.
Pelvic floor gymnastics (Kegel exercises)
Strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor is the first therapeutic step in less serious stress incontinence, not accompanied by significant descent of the pelvic organs. The effect of strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor is only apparent after a relatively long period of time (up to 3 months) - so patience, regular exercise and proper execution of the exercises are necessary.