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How Long Does It Take Kegel Exercises To Work
Relative: It'll be relative to the individual. Kegal exercises are for both female and male individuals so the outcome each individual desires may be different. What are you hoping to achieve or what is your goal with kegal exercises? ...Read more
Kegels: Not likely from a physiologic standpoint.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had hemorrhoids since 13, recent flare up during work. Wondering if performing kegel exercises would help reduce chance/longevity of anal protrusions?
NO: Banding or surgical excision is the only cure. Seek help from a proctologist ...Read more
Hello I have been having overactive bladder problems for 1 year now, I tried kegel exercises, changing my diet, and reducing liquids, none of it seems to work for me, it's ruining my sleep??
Ask Dr: Your doctor can prescribe medications once you explain your efforts. Even if they are not successful, there are other possibilities. Botox and embedded stimulus devices exist. They're more invasive, risky and expensive but sometimes help when simpler treatments have not. ...Read more
Several: Like any other muscle, it takes a few months of working out to achieve improvement in tone and muscle enlargement. This goes for the muscles in your pelvis that surround your vagina also. ...Read more
Kegels: Strengthen pelvic floor; some people believe it can. ...Read more
The Proper way: Would require being in the office where the doc or physical therapist could touch your abdomen (to make sure these muscles were not being tightened) and your perineal area. You can try squeezing your pelvic floor muscles in repetition several times a day -there are several regimens. I have patients do 3dets of 10 holding each squeeze upto 10seconds. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Kegel exercise will improve the tightening of pelvic floor muscle and bulbouurethral muscle, which may enhance personal health awareness and improve the compression of penile venous drainage so to help penile rigidity at erection and coitus, but itself alone will not remove ED, which comes from multiple factors and requires professional evaluation to sort out what can be done logically. ...Read more
Right now: Learn to isolate the muscle by stopping a stream while urinating, then tighten and hold the muscle for a count of 10, up to 20 times daily. Don't routinely stop your urine flow though, seeing a gyn or bioefeedback therapy can be helpful in isolating the muscles if u are having difficutly. ...Read more
Strengthen muscles: Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support. This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. For more info: http://macobgyn. Com/drpl/node/74. ...Read more
Bladder exercises: Pelvic floor exercises help to improve the tone and strength of the pelvic floor muscles, thus helping with pelvic organ support. This will decrease risk of pelvic relaxation, uterine descent, bladder descent, urinary incontinence, and helps to promote healing and comfort after pelvic surgery or childbirth. To get the feeling for these exercises, try stopping the flow of urine while voiding and try to tighten your bottom as if you’re trying to hold back gas. ...Read more
Www. Takethefloor. Org: Www. Takethefloor. Org is a website maintained by the american urogynecologic society. In the patient resources section is a printable explanation of kegel exercises with when and how to do them. This website is very reliable with a lot of good information for patients with urinary and fecal incontinence. ...Read more
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