A weakened pelvic floor muscle is the most common cause of stress incontinence in women but can also impact men’s continence. It’s the sling of muscle that stretches from the pubic bone to the tail bone, supporting the bowel and bladder. Tensing it controls the flow of urine.
Like all muscles, simple exercises can increase strength and over time, significantly improving bladder control and reducing the incidence of incontinence.
Another option is to consult a continence physiotherapist who can develop an individually tailored program as well as assist in monitoring progress.