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Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles

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Stacey Goslow

on 12 November 2013

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Strengthen Pelvic Floor Muscles
Pelvic foor muscles can be weakend by numberous situations
Whos Can Benifit
-Men who have had BPH surgery especially those who had undergone a TURP can benifit by doing Kegals to help reestablish urinary control
After childbirth the pelvic muscles can be weakened and many women may experience bouts of uncontrolled urinary loss.
After menopause the pelvic floor muscles begin to atrophy d/t the lack of estrogen and can also be prevented by doing Kegals.
For those with stress incontinence can also benefit from these strengthening excersizes. It may takes months but they can take back control of their bladder. Some have reported to see a positive change within 6 weeks.
These muscles can also be strenghtend by pelvic floor muscle excersizes AKA Kegals
Kegals are done by contracting the pelvic floor muscles. To identify the muscle try stopping the flow of urine while using the bathroom. Feet should be flat and about 12 inches apart.
Tighten these muscles and count slowly to ten and then relax for ten. This should also be done while laying, sitting and standing. This should then be repeated again but more rapidly. For starters a total of 45 excersizes in 3 sets should be done a day and should be increased as the muscles strenghten but more will give results sooner.
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