Be in control! Urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence is a condition that often causes embarrassment to those who suffer from it. This condition occurs when bladder control is lost and urine leaks during activities as simple as exercising, sneezing, laughing or coughing.

In most cases, a lack of control over the bladder is due to the weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and around the urethra. The best treatment to avoid and treat urinary incontinence produced by this reason, and not by some neurological disease or urinary infection, is to exercise the pelvic floor.

Kegel exercises:

Kegel exercises, or pelvic floor exercises, strengthen the muscles that support the uterus, bladder, and bowels.

A successful treatment with Kegel exercises depends on the proper practice of the technique and the discipline on fulfilling the routines.

When the pelvic muscles lose strength and elasticity, Kegel exercises are a simple way to strengthen them and prevent urinary incontinence.

Kegel exercises are done by pretending you have to urinate, and then holding back. Follow the next steps:

  • Contract the muscles used to stop urine.
  • Keep the contraction for at least five seconds, and then relax the muscles.
  • Repeat the exercise until you manage to maintain contractions for 10 seconds at a time.
  • Try to do at least three sets of 10 repetitions per day.
  • Breathe deeply and relax your body when doing the exercises. Remember to have an empty bladder before each routine.

Technology and Kegel exercises:
There is a new technology that facilitates the practice of pelvic floor exercises by the name of BTL Emsella, better known as the Kegel Throne.
With this treatment, the patient sits in the Emsella’s chair while electromagnetic energy is responsible for provoking the deep muscular stimulation of the pelvic floor, and the restoration of neuromuscular control. One 30-minute session of BTL Emsella is equivalent to performing 11,000 Kegel exercises.

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The content of this article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice.

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