Past studies have shown that 1 in 4 Singapore women experiences bladder weakness due to medical reasons. Women suffer from leaking episodes which prevent them from social activities and performing tasks which they enjoy doing. Many of them suffer in silence, too embarrassed to talk about it to their family, friends and even to doctors. In many cases this problem is due to weak pelvic floor muscles after multiple child births or surgical procedures due to other medical conditions. They were taught pelvic floor exercises, and drug treatment were administered.
The session aimed at educating women and providing an opportunity to clarify and ask questions as well as to share their experiences with their fellow particpants. More information on “Urinary Incontinence” and Bladder Health is available at these websites – www.poise.com.sg and www.sfcs.org.sg. We hope that such talks would create greater awareness to the women population of Singapore and empower them to live life to the fullest and free them from social embarrassement.