With new year’s resolution floundering by the dreary month of February, it’s easy to lose sight of the important things, like taking care of yourself. Many women make new year’s resolutions to lose weight. And how do women plan to tackle this feat? Tried and true methods like healthy eating and exercise.
While there are many benefits to a healthy approach to weight loss, one less frequently touted, but very important, benefit of weight loss is a decrease in a symptom that can drastically alter a woman’s quality of life — urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence, or involuntary leakage of urine, is quite common and is one of the pelvic floor disorders that women commonly “live with” instead of seeking treatment.