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Urinary Incontinence Could Prevent People From Exercise

By Rodney Rafols , Feb 28, 2017 01:26 AM EST
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Middle age for many people is the time when they feel they are in physical decline. After years of fairly stable health, many begin to feel the first effects of aging. This is true for middle age women who have symptoms of urinary incontinence. A study shows that urinary incontinence could prevent people from exercise.

Women who reach middle age might have symptoms of urinary incontinence. This is said to be quite common for women who reach that age. Urinary incontinence also becomes more frequent as a person ages. For women, this is more frequent after menopause.

Urinary incontinence is also more common in women who lead a sedentary lifestyle. They also have less than 2.5 hours of endurance exercise per week. Assistant professor Eija Laakkonen from the University of Jyväskylä has said that the study is not sure yet whether exercise is being avoided by women who have urinary incontinence, or if exercise helped in lessening its symptoms.

647 women in Finland have been involved in the study. They are aged 47 to 55 years. About 39 percent of those who took part in the study have urinary incontinence, according to the University of Jyväskylä's site.

Pauline Aukee, a Urogynaecologist who is a member of the research team has said that health professionals should ask their patients if urinary incontinence might be hindering them from exercise. She also said that those who have urinary incontinence should seek exercises that strengthen core and pelvic movements. Exercise should also be guided by a trainer certified for it.

The key to urinary incontinence is to manage its symptoms, as Science Daily reports. This would include doing exercises that would suit their condition. In this way, people who have urinary incontinence can still do their exercises even after menopause.

Urinary incontinence is part of many women who are going through menopause. This can affect their daily lives. Urinary incontinence could prevent people from exercise. A study shows that exercise can benefit those in the postmenopausal stage.

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