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.
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.
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.
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.
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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For the majority of us, a normal day does not consist of make up artists, wardrobe teams and red carpet appearances. It’s easy to forget that celebrities are normal human beings just like us, especially when it comes to health conditions. More and more celebrities are opening up about their own incontinence experiences. Check it out:
- Kate Winslet, now 40-years-old, recently shared with People Magazine that she experiences urinary leaks after having three children. “I can’t jump on trampolines anymore, I wet myself…when you’ve had a few children, it’s just what happens. It’s amazing, two sneezes, I’m fine. Three, it’s game over!,” she said.
- Famous actor Samuel L. Jackson started having moments of incontinence in his late forties. Although he was initially a little upset over the diagnosis, he went on to say, “I realized that this was a problem that millions of Americans dealt with every day. I decided to get on with my life.”
- Comedian Whoopi Goldberg was remembering the late Joan Rivers and briefly mentioned her own urinary leaks, too. “Joan made me laugh harder than anyone I’ve ever known,” said Whoopi, “It wasn’t like sometimes. It was every time. She made you laugh deep in your guts. You always left with wet underwear.”
- Actress Helena Bonham Carter revealed weeks after giving birth she ended up wearing Nappies to work, a baby diaper brand, to control her bladder. Helena, give Wearever a try next time for some stylish and comfortable incontinence panties for women! She returned to work shooting “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince” and said, “I was ill-equipped as I’d just had a baby. I wasn’t very fit. You have pelvic floor problems after having a baby and bladder control is minimal.”
Incontinence is not a topic that has to be hush hush or embarrassing. If you or a loved one lives with light, moderate or heavy incontinence, check out our men’s and women’s incontinence underwear lines. They look and feel just like traditional underwear and are washable and reusable, saving you hundreds each year from disposable options. Don’t let urinary leaks slow you down or hold you back from living life to the fullest anymore!
The teenage years are already full of awkwardness and turmoil for young girls. Unfortunately, when you add incontinence to the mix, this time can become even more challenging. Teenage girls who suffer from incontinence may experience more anxiety and depression than girls who don’t struggle with this condition. In addition, incontinence can also cause embarrassing situations for girls, which may prevent them from wanting to participate in sports or even spend time socializing with peers. Continue reading
Incontinence is a condition that is broken down into different types, including urge incontinence and stress incontinence. Mixed incontinence is a combination of the two. Understanding mixed incontinence and what can be done about it can help you learn to live with and manage the symptoms. Continue reading
It’s important to stay active and exercise at any stage in life. Staying in shape, however, is arguably more important the older you get, as regular activity can boost your energy, help you maintain your independence and alleviate any illness or pain. In many cases, staying active can even help slow the signs of aging. Continue reading
There may not always be a bathroom nearby when the urge hits but holding it may not be the best option. There are several reasons why holding your urine when you have to go can be harmful in both the long and short term. Knowing what makes it dangerous to hold your urine can help you decide to find a restroom as soon as you need to go. Here are three reasons that you should never try to hold your urine when you really have to go. Continue reading
Dealing with incontinence is an option. Many men and women suffering from incontinence feel there’s nothing that can be done and often think they just need to live with the condition. That’s rarely the case. The first step is to speak to a doctor about the condition, learn why it is happening, and then learn what can be done about it. Continue reading
It’s common for women to experience incontinence, or the involuntary leakage of urine, during pregnancy. This is due to the added stress that is being applied on their bladder. But after pregnancy – notably if the child is delivered vaginally – such incontinence issues have a tendency to persist due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles during childbirth. Incontinence after pregnancy can also persist due to the following conditions:
- Nerve damage around the bladder.
- Shifting or movement of the urethra or bladder during pregnancy.
- An episiotomy, or incision in the pelvic floor muscle during delivery to allow the baby to exit easier.
However, it’s worth noting that while urinary incontinence can persist for several weeks to months following childbirth, it’s often something that women outgrow over time as the body heals. To accelerate the recovery process and kick incontinence symptoms, there are several things women can do. Here’s a look: Continue reading