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Incontinence (Leaky Bladder Syndrome) and your hormones

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Incontinence

"The cough, the sneeze, or going for a quick run; all of these simple things can become an embarrassment due to the leakage problem, which so often can be simply solved by bring the progesterone and estrogen levels back in to their proper balance."

Incontinence (also called Leaky Bladder Syndrome) can be directly linked to a deficiency in hormones. There are basically two causes of incontinence.

The first cause is less common: a structural problem with the bladder. It could be from a prior hysterectomy or appendectomy. The bladder could have scar tissue or be mal-positioned which compromises the integrity of the bladder. There may be nerve damage or even a long-term, low grade infection. But these causes are few compared to the most common reason: low hormone levels.

Low estrogen is the most common cause of bladder leakage. The cough, the sneeze or going for a quick run; all of these simple things can become an embarrassment due to the leakage problem, which so often can be simply solved by bring the progesterone and estrogen levels back in to their proper balance. A simple blood test is run to determine the levels of estrogen and progesterone. If one or both are low, the appropriate dosage of bio-identical hormone is prescribe to correct the problem. It can take as little as one week to take care of the problem. There are other medications on the market today that can help with the incontinence, but they all run the risk of unwanted and sometimes harmful side effects.