Causes of Light Urinary Leak

Light Urinary Leak affects more than 30% of women worldwide. In fact, 2 in 3 women would experience light urinary leakage in their lifetime and most first experience light urinary leakage in their 30s.

The common causes for light urinary leakage are pregnancy, childbirth as well as ageing. Other causes are:

  • Bladder atrophy reduces the amount of urine stored
  • Decline in renal function
  • Weakening of pelvic floor muscles
  • Being overweight
  • Suffering from chronic diseases (cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, diabetes, neuralgia, osteoporosis, etc.)
  • Medication

Sometimes, coughing, sneezing, lifting something heavy or not being able to find a toilet immediately could also cause light urinary leakage.

Understanding the Female Urinary organ

The length of the female urethra is only 3-4cm, and it extends directly downwards. Stress Urinary Incontinence occurs when you sneeze or cough, adding pressure on the urethra. Urinary tract infection happens when bacteria enter through the urethra easily and attacks the bladder, hence causing cystitis (bladder infection).

Improve your condition by doing Kegel exercises

Kegel is an exercise that helps tighten pelvic floor muscles. It is easy, can be done anytime, anywhere discreetly. Only you will know it! There are 2 ways which the Kegel exercise can be performed (make sure bladder is emptied), ideally to be done 3 times daily:

Lying down
While lying down, both legs are opened to the same width as the shoulders with knees bent. Relax, squeeze and hold the pelvic floor muscles for five seconds, then relax. Breathe normally throughout the exercise. Repeat for 5 times.
While seated
Sit up straight with both legs opened to the same width as the shoulders with feet flat on the floor. Relax the shoulders and abdomen, then squeeze and hold the pelvic floor muscles for five seconds, then relax. Breathe normally throughout the exercise. Repeat for 5 times.

By incorporating Kegel exercise into your everyday lifestyle and using the correct pad for light urinary leak, you can continue to live life to the fullest and pursue your passions in life!

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