Tag Archives: Pelvic floor muscles

Stress Urinary Incontinence in COPD – what can you do?

If you have been taught ‘Pelvic Floor Exercises’ in the past then you should continue to do these again. Try to contract your pelvic floor muscles during your Airway Clearance Technique or when coughing and sneezing. Using an Airway Clearance Technique to clear sputum from your lungs reduces how much coughing is required to clear […]

Stress Urinary Incontinence and COPD

What is stress urinary incontinence? If muscles in your pelvis became weak, there is a risk of you leaking urine during exertion, or straining yourself. For example when you sneeze or cough. Women with COPD are more likely than men to have stress urinary incontinence because of the difference between male and female anatomy and […]