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How To Do Pelvic Floor Exercises For Men
Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To loose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more
Many routines: The muscle is the muscle you use if you were to stop your urine midstream. Don't do the exercises though while you're voiding. It's not your stomach and it's not your bottom. It's the muscle you'd use if you had diarrhea and were running for the toilet:) i tell my patients to contract for 5 seconds, relax for 10 seconds and then do this 20 contractions, 3 times a for more see http://peedoc.Com. ...Read more
How are Kegel exercises going to stop urinary incontinence if I don't have a Prostate to support the urethea?
Urethra muscle: Identify the muscle that controls the outflow or bladder control of urine by contracting it. A kegel exercise is where you tighten that muscle and hold it for 10 seconds. Try to do this 30-40 times a day. This will tighten the urethra so that bladder control is better such that you have less loss of urine with laughing, coughing, & sneezing if that is happening. ...Read more
After prostatectomy surgery I was told to do Kegel exercises to retrain bladder sphincter muscles. Does walking help to strengthen those muscles too?
No not really: "kegel" exercises may be of some help for urinary continence in a man, although I am not aware of studies on this , but kegel would not help the sexual function of a man. ...Read more
I've already seen a urologist for urinary I continence, but can pelvic floor exercises strengthen my pelvis or bladder to make things normal again?
They can help.: Pelvic floor exercises, specifically Kegel exercises can definitely help many causes of urinary incontinence, though making things "normal" again depends on the cause and severity of your incontinence. Please check out these links to learn more: http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/kegel-exercises-topic-overview http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-2004 ...Read more
Maybe: Generally the weighted balls will fall out unless you do contract your pelvic/vaginal muscles so this should work if you are able to retain them. ...Read more
As often as you can.: I don't know what is causing your back pain, but it wouldn't change my response very much. Back pain is most commonly caused by posture, and muscle imbalance leading to spasm. Exercise should help promote awareness of your body and your posture, strengthen what you need to strengthen, and stretch what you need to stretch. Yoga is ideal for this. Body awareness will help prevent re-injury, too. ...Read more
For chronic pelvic pain how long do you think it will take pelvic floor pysical therapy to work? I'm 21 been in pain for years
Here are some ...: Pelvic floor muscle exercise for men with stress u-incontinence after radical prostatectomy is same as that for women, i.e., Kegel exercise. But, how to do it correctly may be an issue, and it should be done by learning how to isolate the perineal / pelvic floor muscles around the urethra. If doing it correctly, one should not see much movement in the abdominal muscles. ...Read more
All exercise helps: Kegel exercises are used to strenghten the pelvic floor and have been studied more in women than men. They may be abl to help with aiding badic bowel function and/or urinary and bladder issues, but nobody has proven anything. Practitioners or yoga and pilates and other "core" strengthening have long understood that fix the core and many things will work better, so never a bad exercise to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can clitoral masterbation strengthen the pelvic floor?, if so how long does it take to strengthen?
How do you know ur doing kegels right and they are working to strengthen pelvic floor and tighten vagina i want always be stronger and tighter vagina?
Kagel: That is a good question and a difficult one to answer without direct observation. A physical therapist might be able to help you identify the right muscles to contract. In the sitting position try to thing you are voiding and contract the muscles that you use to stop urination. You will feel a slight rising of your body and contraction of your anus. ...Read more
Kegels: Not likely from a physiologic standpoint.Get a more detailed answer ›
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