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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Improve Stress Incontinence

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,137 doctors shared insights

Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What exercises can improve adreanal function?

What exercises can improve adreanal function?

None!: Your adrenal gland is an endocrine (hormone-producing) gland that pretty much works on its own, with some stimulation by the pituitary gland in your brain. In rare instances of diseases, it can produce too little or too much stress hormones. For example, lack of sleep or eating disorders can increase stress hormone release. But no supplements or exercises affect its function. ...Read more

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Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

Can we perform squats exercise in stress incontinence? For men

See details: Why would a 20 year old have stress incontinence? You should determine the cause as a first step. Yes you can squat if you can control your bladder while doing it. ...Read more

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How to perform kegel exercises and how does kegel exercise works?

How to perform kegel exercises and how does kegel exercise works?

Kegel exercises: Kiegel exercise strengthen the pelvic floor. The best way to learn to do this exercise is to to try to stop urine flow midstream. Once you feel the contraction required to stop urine midstream , you can contract the same muscles anytime, while not urinating. ...Read more

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Are there stretches and exercises to help a stress fracture?

Are there stretches and exercises to help a stress fracture?

Nothing: Best treatment is immobilization and rest. Get off it. Should be doing no stretching or exercising that affects the injured area. ...Read more

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How does increasing activities help relieve stress?

How does increasing activities help  relieve stress?

Many ways....: First, you must enjoy your physical activity. It becomes habit forming. Gives yourself pride, better health, and appearance. But the stress relieving issues are often ignored. Exercise done regularly lowers circulating stressor hormones in the body, most specifically catecholamines (adrenalin/noradrenalin), and cortisol. Lowering these levels decreases the feeling of anxiety. You also sleep well. ...Read more

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What exercises or yoga help the most to increase height?

What exercises or yoga help the most to increase height?

Balanced nutrition: At nineteen your growth centers have limited potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, but no special diet or exercise will alter your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 15 you have a little left, if like 19 you are done ...Read more

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What are some stretches and exercises to help treat a stress fracture?

What are some stretches and exercises to help treat a stress fracture?

Non weightbearing: Non weight bearing activity such as light cycling, swimming and weight lifting (while sitting and lying down). Discuss with your doctor. Will probably be able to gradually increase stress as symptoms resolve. Non weight stretching to keep joints mobile and tendons flexible are helpful. May need to see pt. Dr l. ...Read more

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Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Could anyone suggest me some good yoga exercises to improve posture?

Supermans: Lying on stomach and arching back and hold for 15 seconds ... Chest and knees off ground about 3 inches... Aka supermans.... These help alot. ...Read more

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How to improve posture?

How to improve posture?

Ergonomics: One way is to improve ergonomics. Work posture can be habit firming and effect everyday posture. Also, work on core strengthening exercises to support better posture. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Stress incontinence. Ok to do zumba and running. ?

Might get wet, pads: Depends on how bad your symptoms are, and how full your bladder is. Empty your bladder before running or zumba, practice your kegel exercises. See your gyn or urologist (or gynourologist or urogynecologist) if ongoing or bothersome. Can always try panty liners or pads for protection. ...Read more

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Can yoga also help in strengthening muscles- i need to strengthen calves/upperarms/back ?

Yoga is Best: Yes. Of course. Your instructor should be made aware of your concerns about your body so that the appropriate yoga activity can be included in your yoga session to work on the areas of concern. ...Read more

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What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

What foods or exercises can improve your balance?

Many exercises: That you can do to help your balance. But if you are interested, yoga, tai chi, qigong are great forms of "exercise" can help your balance. Also, see http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/balance-exercises/sls-20076853?s=1 to find a link for basic exercises you can do at home as a start to improving your balance. ...Read more

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How does the vipassana meditation work to relieve stress?

How does the vipassana meditation work to relieve stress?

Mindfullness: Meditation changes brain physiology, increasing activity in regions associated with emotion, learning, memory, concentration, cardiovascular control. It reduces thought clutter/confusion to open the mind to improved introspection & review of life issues for better decision-making & coping. Combine with stress-reducing daily living habits (sleep, exercise, nutrition) & eliminate unnecessary stress. ...Read more

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Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

Any pt, exercises or workouts to help ruduce the pectus excavatum?

No: Pectus is a problem with the cartilages that connect the ribs with the sternum. No exercise will reduce this. ...Read more

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Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Scoliosis--how to provide teen with motivation to improve posture?

Varies: Sometimes patients will appear to have bad posture, but it can simply be there scoliosis, which is a spinal deformity. Other times patients can truly have bad posture that can worsen the appearance of their scoliosis. Doing some postural exercises or even physical therapy can at least help with the posture part of it. Xrays can give an idea about the size and flexibility of your curve. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...Read more


Dr. Michael Hulse
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Stress Incontinence (Definition)

Stress incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine associated with physical activity, coughing, sneezing, or lifting. It is caused by pressure increasing in the abdomen, and results in the ...Read more