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How To Strengthen Sphincter Muscle
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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?
Generally doesn't: In general, gerd is a chronic condition that does not heal or get "cured" by medications. Depending on consultation with your family physician and referral to specialists, they will work with you to decide best course of treatment. If nothing else is done, gerd (symptomatic acid reflux) will require life long medication to alleviate/treat symptoms. http://goo.gl/0rrqv. ...Read more
Stretching: Cramps at night are not uncommon. You should consider stretching your muscle groups prior to bed time. In addition you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Low potassium may also be an issue. Try eating a banana once a day to increase your potassium level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more
Kegels easiest: The best way to strengthen the pelvic muscles is to do kegel exercises daily. Another way to do it is to have your doctor prescribe vaginal weights, which are put into the vaginal and the woman tries to keep them in for 15" while standing and walking. That also exercises the pelvic floor muscles. ...Read more
Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stair climbing: The psoas and quadriceps (rectus femoris) are your strongest hip flexor muscles. Simple stair climbing whereby you lift your leg against gravity and move vertically constitutes real work and recruits all hip flexors to generate force and increase stregth and endurance. Similarily, leg extensions in the gym also work the rectus femoris (knee extensor and hip flexor). These are just 2 of many. ...Read more
Plan ahead...: The most important thing to prevent these issues is two fold - it is important to be well hydrated (maybe even with electrolytes if you sweat a lot) as well as it is better to start low and work up on weight and repetition. It is better to lift a smaller weight and do more often rather than jumping to a high weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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