Why Do I Leak Pee When I Workout?

Rhonda Swant - Friday, April 07, 2017

Working out is good for the body. It helps keep you fit and active. However, there’s a condition called urinary stress incontinence that can make working out embarrassing. Below is more information about this problem and why it affects women who work out.

 

What Is Stress Incontinence?

 

Urinary stress incontinence, which is sometimes just called urinary incontinence, is a condition in which women leak urine from the urethra while engaging in certain activities. These activities can range from sneezing or coughing to playing sports or working out. Female urinary leaking during physical activity is one of the most common types of incontinence that women suffer. While it can happen to women of all ages, this health condition tends is most common in older women and women who have given birth.

 

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

 

Studies show that urine leakage is caused by a weak sphincter muscle, which is located at the neck of the bladder. The weakness in the muscle allows urine to leak out during physical activity.

Female urine leaking caused by incontinence is brought on by many different issues. The most common are aging and giving birth. However, some other issues that cause female urinary leaking include:

 
  • menstruation
  • menopause
  • pelvic surgery and
  • muscle weakness
 

How to Treat Urinary Incontinence

 

Doctors used to believe that treating female urine leaking required surgery. Thanks to breakthroughs in medical technology, however, that’s no longer the case. One way to treat urinary incontinence without surgery is with CO2re Intima at Trilogy Medical Center.

 

What is CO2re Intima, and how can it help you with urinary incontinence? CO2re Intima is a non-surgical, in-office treatment that uses laser energy to treat the vulva or vaginal tissues. Using this technology, you can stimulate the production of collagen in the vaginal area. Along with improving skin appearance, texture and tone, it helps strengthen the vaginal area internally.

 

It’s the strengthening of the vaginal walls that helps prevent urinary incontinence when working out. The end result is better bladder control, increased sensation during intercourse and more elasticity of the vaginal tissues.

 

How Many Treatments Does CO2re Intima Take?

 

CO2re Intima is safe, fast and effective. The procedure takes only three, 15-minute office visits. These visits are spaced three weeks apart. Once complete, it’s recommended that you do a follow-up treatment annually to keep the same strength and elasticity in the vaginal tissues.

 

Despite needing three procedures to get the full effect of CO2re Intima, most people notice improvements after the first treatment.

 

They often report less urine leakage while working out.

 

Want to know more about CO2re Intima?

Read more about Co2re Intima here. or Contact Trilogy Medical Center at (801) 747-2273 for more information.