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.
The pelvic floor is a muscle in the pelvis which helps control the bladder and the bowel as well as helping us have a healthy sex life. The pelvic floor muscles are like any other muscle meaning they need regular exercise otherwise they become weak. Regular Kegel exercises help prevent and even treat stress incontinence symptoms.
Watch Dr Dawn Harper talking about stress incontinence in this video clip: