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2. Estrogen

Estrogen is a female hormone that is mostly produced by the ovaries. When it applies to urinary incontinence, estrogen can be a very important factor. When women begin to enter menopause, their bodies may produce less and less estrogen, and the bladder and urethra may become less healthy. In fact, it can lead to tissues in the bladder breaking down over time, which can then be a contributing factor for urinary incontinence. Of course, medications that can be distributed by a physician during menopause may help with estrogen levels, therefore also assisting in the severity of urinary continence that is experienced.

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