When you were a kid, you probably laughed whenever the words ‘poos’ and ‘wees’ were mentioned. But these days the topic of bodily excretions seems far less funny –because the process isn’t always straightforward. Although the bowel and bladder are responsible for different functions, when the bowel isn’t working to digest and remove waste effectively, bladder leakage can be a side effect – but why? Why does constipation affect bladder leakage? The bowel sits extremely close to the bladder, and...
Yoga. Sneezing. Running. Laughing. Stretching. Do any of those words give you, or someone you know a touch of anxiety? Bladder leakage is a physical condition where you lose control over when and where you go to the bathroom. It’s normally associated with ageing, but common life experiences such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, prostate cancer, disease or injury mean that bladder leakage can happen across a variety of ages for a variety of different reasons. In our society, private parts...
‘Prolapse’ is defined as: a slipping forward or down of a part or organ of the body. Several parts of the body, including the rectum, urethra, small bowel and uterus, can prolapse for a variety of different reasons. In today’s post we’re focusing on what causes prolapsing of the bladder, seeing as that’s the most common; however, note that side effects of any pelvic organ prolapse include bladder leakage, so read on for insight as to why. When you have a prolapsed...