Bladder weakness, medically known as urinary incontinence, is the involuntary leakage of urine. Put simply, it means that your pelvic floor muscles have become weakened/damaged resulting in leaking urine when you don’t intend to.
Pelvic floor weakness is a much more common problem than most people realise. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men1 will suffer with some form of incontinence during their lifetime.
It can have a profoundly negative and distressing effect on many aspects of your everyday life and can be very difficult to discuss. While it is often thought of as an age-related problem, the causes are diverse and it can occur at any time throughout adult life. It is important to understand that it should not be tolerated – it can be treated successfully.