December 10, 2019
Do you sometimes leak when you laugh? If so, you are one of millions of adult women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence.
incontinence (SUI) is a condition that causes urine to leak when
coughing, laughing or sneezing. Leaks also can happen when walking,
running or exercising, even lifting a heavy object.
incontinence is most often caused by pelvic floor disorders. Pelvic
floor disorders (PFDs) are caused by weakening of the muscles or tissues
of the pelvic floor and include urinary incontinence, among other
symptoms. It happens whenever there is an increase in intra-abdominal
pressure and the pelvic floor muscles are unable to withstand the force
applied on them. Constipation is also a common cause.
your gynecologist or other health care professional. They can evaluate
you and recommend non-surgical treatments for stress urinary
incontinence, which includes pelvic floor and core strengthening
exercises, such as Pelacore and Kegel exercises. Studies have shown that
core strengthening, in combination with pelvic floor strengthening, is
the ideal way to strengthen the pelvic floor and reduce the incidence of
stress incontinence – and sometimes even eliminate it completely.
a proper body weight is essential for all women, especially those with
stress urinary incontinence. Even losing a small amount of excess weight
may decrease urine leakage.
there is no medication for this type of incontinence. There is another
form of incontinence called “overactive bladder,” which can be treated
with medication. Your physician can help diagnose your condition.
Pelvic floor disorders are generally not dangerous, but they can be quite annoying.
Here are some of the different types of surgical procedures that can be used to treat urinary incontinence.
Slings can be made from your own tissue, or they are made from
synthetic materials. These slings can be used to lift or provide support
for the urethra. The synthetic midurethral sling is the most common
type of sling used to correct SUI. This sling is a narrow strap made of
synthetic mesh that is placed under the urethra.
In colposuspension, stitches are placed on either the side of the
bladder neck and attached to nearby supporting structures to lift the
urethra and hold it in place.
If surgery is not an option for you
or has not worked for your SUI, urethral bulking may help. In urethral
bulking, a synthetic substance is injected into the tissues around the
urethra. The substance acts to “plump up” and narrow the opening of the
urethra, which may decrease leakage.
Natalie, the creator of Pelacore, is a pelvic floor physical therapist and long time fitness trainer/instructor.
Holly is a lifetime athlete and fitness industry veteran. She is NASM and ACE certified and specializes in optimizing women's health in all stages of life through fitness, pelvic core work, and nutrition. Holly is extremely popular with clients of all ages.
Jayne is a fitness veteran with a focus on nutrition and wellness. Jayne brings intense energy to all her classes and she has developed an extremely loyal following.
Chelsea’s passion for exercise is unmatched. She even has her master's degree in exercise science. Chelsea has experience working in various physical therapy settings, including pelvic floor rehab and out-patient orthopedics, so you can be sure you’ll get an effective workout.
Nikki is known as the mountain mermaid, and she’s also the owner and operator of Sea to Sky Fitness in Squamish, British Columbia. With a new baby of her own, her goal is to help all moms get back to the adventures they yearn for.
Natalie Is the UK's first certified Pelacore Instructor. Her passion for fitness is well known, and her classes are super-motivating.