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Can You Do A Kegel Exercise While Urinating
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Absolutely!: Kegels can help. But many women w/ leakage or urinary incontinence do not have healthy pelvic muscles and cannot "kegel" (aka pelvic muscle exercise) properly. If you injured your shoulder muscles & had trouble with shoulder - you wouldn't think twice about seeing a physical therapist(pt). Do pme squeeze for 10, relax for 10, for up to 50 reps a day. Ideally seek script for pelvic floor pt. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercises to work: Out the pelvic floor muscles. You can basically perform a Kegel by starting to urinate and then stopping the stream abruptly. Another way to think about it is trying to create the "opposite" sensation of when you are trying to poop ... pull instead of push! Benefits wise, for men it may help with fecal or urinary incontinence, and possible some element of erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Performing kegel exercises may focus your attention on your bladder, and this possibly initiates your feeling the need to urinate. However, performing kegel exercises can squeeze the bladder neck, which if open, in patients with internal urethral sphincter dysfunction can contain urine forcing a little urethra down the urethra producing sensation of need to urinate. Otherwise kegels not cause of f. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 24yrsold with a loose vagina due to four alive birth, does kegel exercise tighten it since im still young?
Kegels R first step: 1st try ; stop urine flow once u have started to urinate, try ; hold it for 4 - 5 seconds, give 2nd go at stopping if u can. These r pelvic floor muscles to tighten ; hold for 10 secs, relax ; repeat 9 more times when standing, lying or sitting. Repeat the 10 contractions 5 - 10 times/day. Ie 50 -100 contractions/day. Allow 3 - 6 months. Then try set of vaginal cones if necessary. Insert ; squeeze. ...Read more
Yes but there's more: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (eg. 10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pelvic muscle: Kegels are exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles. This helps with some bladder control issues, especially those that occur after having a baby. Here's a site if you want to learn how to do them: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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