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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Running side effects for women over 55
I recently started running to lose weight. Need to lose about 20. But I am concerned about a sagging bladder. I already have to use heavy panty liners due to leakage when running. Will running worsen the problem?
Any strenuous physical activity will trigger urinary leakage. However if pelvic muscles become stronger by exercise it will reduce urinary leak. In addition, weight loss further improves urinary continence. If incontinence causes change of daily activities you would become a candidate for surgical correction.
Ahmad Hamidinia, MD
Professor of Clinical Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati