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How To Use Kegels
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
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
Kegel exercises: If done properly, the so-called kegel exercises can help strengthen some of the muscles in the area. Learning about them from a magazine, a friend, an unregulated website is not the best approach. Seeing a gynecologist or urogynecologist is worth the effort to learn how and how often to do them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery or exercise: Vaginal tone or tightness depends on pelvic floor muscle tone (pfm) & connective tissue (ct) only exercise can improve the pfm & only surgery can correct ct. To exercise: imagine you are in a crowded room & really need to pass gas. Hold it in for count of 10. Relax for 10 & repeat. Problem:1/2 women can't squeeze pfm & don't exercise effectively. Physical therapy can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: If you have vaginal relaxtion due to vaginal deliveries, you will likely require surgery to restore the vagina to a normal caliber and state. Kegels are intended to strengthen and tone the pelvic floor - they cannot shrink the vagina or change the prolapse from the trauma of childbirth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your choice: No two people have exactly the same preferences here, or when you move on to loving a partner. Perhaps there's an adult in your family that's sensible and to whom you can talk about your changing body, and the things you must learn about as you become an adult. Good luck. ...Read more
Squeeze Daily: 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 (10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Feel it just inside vaginal opening. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary, otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nutrition: Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse. Sleeping well and enough? Eating healthy foods and minimizing or eliminating food coloring and high fructose corn syrup? Make sure not depressed or having other treatable contributors, such as learning disorder, hearing or vision problems, pain (eg headache). ...Read more
Pelvic floor tone: Kegel exercises strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor in both men and women, and are important in preventing incontinence by maintaining pelvic floor muscle tone. Best described as "tightening your anus: all of the muscles of the pelvic floor are connected - contract/"tighten"/hold your anus for 30-60 seconds (like when you're waiting at a red light). ...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
HCG will stim testes: Hcg, aka human chorionic gonadatropin will stimulate the testicles to make testosterone. It works because part of the HCG molecule is idenitcal to part of the lh molecule. Lh is the normal signal from the brain to the testicles to make more testosterone. The injections are usually given 1 -2 time per week, but can be given in smaller doses daily. ...Read more
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