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5 Questions about Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Answered

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  1. What is the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a layer of muscles that support the pelvic organs, which are the bladder and bowel in men and the bladder, bowel and uterus in women.

  1. What are pelvic floor disorders?

When the pelvic floor is weak or damaged, it does not properly support the pelvic organs. There are 3 main types of pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

  1. What exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles?

Kegel exercises are a popular way to boost the control of pelvic floor muscles. The Mayo Clinic shares a how-to guide for Kegel exercises here. Prevention Magazine online also shared four exercises from Amy Stein, author of Heal Pelvic Pain.

  1. What are the benefits of pelvic floor muscle exercises?

Pelvic floor muscle exercises can improve bladder and bowel control as well as reduce the risk of prolapse. For women, these exercises can improve recovery after childbirth or gynecological surgery. For men, these exercises can ease the recovery after prostate surgery.

  1. Will pelvic floor muscle exercises solve urinary incontinence?

While strengthening the pelvic floor muscles through targeted exercises is linked to improvements in bladder control, it doesn’t solve bladder leakage all together. While trying the pelvic floor exercises, protect yourself from accidents with our comfortable incontinence underwear.

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Dealing with Incontinence in Your Twenties

Although regarded as a medical problem associated with old age, incontinence does affect people in their twenties. In addition to physically dealing with incontinence, young adults often carry feelings of shame and embarrassment due to bladder control issues. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding incontinence (as well as its reputation for happening only to elderly people) frequently prevents younger people from enjoying the active, social life they should be experiencing at what is the most exciting and adventurous time of their lives.

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Incontinence Recipe of the Month: Barbecued Turkey Guacamole Burgers

It’s estimated that as many as 25 million people throughout North America experience some form of incontinence, which is described as accidental or involuntary urination. There are varying degrees of incontinence – from minor to severe – and, generally speaking, those that experience it are able to go about living a perfectly normal lifestyle by simply taking measures to manage their symptoms.

While incontinence underwear, absorbent pads and medication are some ways that people go about managing incontinence issues, other lifestyle adjustments can also be enacted to minimize symptoms. Lifestyle adjustments such as watching what you eat, as some foods and drinks are better for managing your symptoms than others.

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How to Prepare for Vacation When You Have Incontinence

It’s estimated that some 25 million people in North America experience incontinence, which is described as accidental or involuntary urination. The severity of one’s incontinence varies – sometimes incontinence is even temporary – but there’s no reason why people who experience incontinence can’t still live a perfectly normal life and do perfectly normal things… like go on vacation.

That’s right, while some people who experience incontinence may be hesitant to venture off on a vacation for the fear of an accident in unfamiliar territory, there are many ways to combat incontinence issues to enjoy a stress-free vacation, while being discreet about your condition in the process.

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