Dr Dawn Harper from Channel 4's Embarrassing Bodies fame is a GP based in Gloucestershire who runs private clinics focusing on women's health. She states continence is the last taboo and it is such a common problem. An estimated 9.6 million or about one in three women have incontinence problems but that could be a gross underestimate because that is only the women who speak up about it. There could be so many more out there suffering in silence. Stress incontinence is so easy to treat with simple pelvic floor exercises.
Dr Chris Steele has been ITV's This Morning's resident doctor for over 25 years providing much needed down to earth medical information when we need it. Here Dr Chris talks to us about our pelvic floor and the importance of keeping it in tip top condition.
Dr Chris says 'When your pelvic floor is weak and you strain yourself, your bladder will leak any time you sneeze, laugh or cough. Childbirth weakens tears and damages the pelvic floor muscles and with each subsequent child, it adds insult to injury.'