Half of women over 50 suffer from incontinence

Almost half of women over 50 have incontinence, but most felt uncomfortable with seeking professional help. And it is in vain, because the doctors could significantly enhance their quality of life.

The study showed that almost half of women over the age of 50 years is faced with incontinence, but most of them are not even talked about it with doctors. Overall, 43% of women over the age of 50 and 60 suffer from this unpleasant disorder, and among women older than 65 years their proportion is 51%. However, two-thirds took part in the survey, women have never talked about it with their doctors because feel an acute sense of shame.

Scientists from the University of Michigan say that their findings, unfortunately, confirm the prevalence of erroneous and harmful point of view among many women. They believe that incontinence is a natural phenomenon associated with age, and therefore do nothing. Meanwhile, the simplest exercises to strengthen the pelvic muscles could solve this problem.

Overall, the study involved over 1,000 women aged 50 to 80 years, which spoke on condition of anonymity. 41% of respondents admitted that incontinence is a serious problem for their daily life. Every third woman complained that he had episodes of incontinence daily, and almost half afraid that this problem will intensify in the coming years as aging. Most of the diversion in women occurred during a strong cough or sneeze – this was observed in 79% of cases. The next most common was lack of time while travelling in toilet, laughter and exercise. (READ MORE)