Pelvic floor muscle function among obese women with and without urinary incontinence

@inproceedings{Prez2014PelvicFM,
  title={Pelvic floor muscle function among obese women with and without urinary incontinence},
  author={A. P{\'e}rez and Maria Jos{\'e} Palau and Cristina Ros and Marta Carme and Montserrrat Espu{\~n}a},
  year={2014}
}
Hypothesis / aims of study Epidemiological studies document overweight and obesity as an important risk factor for urinary incontinence (UI). Body mass index (BMI) and abdominal obesity are independent factors for both stress and urge UI in women (1). The mechanism of the association between obesity and UI is unknown, but it is thought that the excess body weight increases abdominal pressure, bladder pressure and urethral mobility. Obesity may cause chronic strain, stretching and weakening the… CONTINUE READING