What is Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and what causes it?
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) occurs when there is sudden pressure (“stress”) placed on the bladder.
When the pelvic floor muscles become weakened (due to childbirth, aging or obesity) they are less able to cope with these sudden pressures and therefore allow leakages of urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.
The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underside of the bladder and rectum which hold your organs in place. When these muscles become weakened, they struggle to cope with the pressure placed on them by your organs, causing leaks from the bladder (or even the bowel) when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise.
SUI is the most common form of incontinence in women.
Pelvic floor exercisers work to strengthen and tone your pelvic floor muscle to improve its condition and enable it to cope with these sudden pressures once again.
Our range of pelvic floor exercisers come with clinically proven Stress programmes to target SUI.