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Helena Bonham Carter discusses urinary incontinence

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Helena Bonham Carter has spoken openly about having suffered from incontinence shortly after giving birth to her daughter. According to the British actress, she began shooting the film ‘Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince’ just three months after the birth, and before her pelvic floor had recovered.

The 43-year-old, who plays Bellatrix Lestrange in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, admitted she had a difficult time during filming.

“I was ill-equipped as I’d just had a baby,” digitalspy.co.uk quotes her as saying. “I wasn’t very fit. You have pelvic floor problems after having a baby and bladder control is minimal. Every time I screamed I wore nappies.”

Incontinence is not a serious health problem, however it can be embarrassing when the bladder involuntarily releases urine. This could happen any time you sneeze, laugh or cough, no matter where you are at the time. Also, it can force you to have to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes. Urinary incontinence is something millions of people the world over suffer from, and it is very treatable.

We also reported on Helena Bonham Carter’s pregnancy.

For other bladder-related articles, find out more about interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infections.

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