Kegel exercises for women will strengthen some of the muscles that control the flow of urine.
These exercises are often prescribed by the doctors for the people who have bladder control problems (known as urinary incontinence).
Kegel exercises for women will tone and strengthen the pubococcygeus or “PC” muscles that form the floor of the pelvis.
Kegel exercises are also known as pelvic floor exercises because these exercises will prevent and treat pelvic floor weakness. A hammock of muscles which holds the pelvic organs in a place is known as pelvic floor.
These exercises are helpful for the women who are suffering with uterine prolapse and stress incontinence, whereas in men these exercises can treat the problems of urge incontinence and stress incontinence.
Process or method of performing this kegel exercise:
- It is easy to perform kegel exercises and they can be done anywhere without knowing to anyone.
- You can do these exercises in sitting or lying position. In any one position, try to contract the muscles that will be used to stop urinating. Most probably you should feel your pelvic muscles squeezing your anus and urethra.
- Your stomach or buttock muscles will be tightened if you are not exercising the right muscles.
- Once you have found the right way to contract the pelvic muscles, try to squeeze for 3 seconds and relax for 3 seconds.
- Repeat this exercise for 10 to 15 times per session and you should do this exercise for at least three times a day.
- You can observe the better results by performing this exercise regularly. The more you exercise, the more likely results will be seen.
- Your doctor may suggest you to perform this exercise with biofeedback. This will help you to make sure that you are performing this exercise in right way or not.
- Biofeedback will allow you to feel, see or hear when an exercise is being performed correctly.
Kegel exercises for women should be performed regularly in order to make your pelvic muscles strong. The weak pelvic muscles can cause problems during pregnancy and childbirth [Pregnancy Information]. Some other problems such as poor posture and obesity will also be obtained with weak pelvic muscles.
Some points to remember while performing kegel exercises:
- Bladder control problems may be obtained to you while performing these exercises, if you have weak pelvic muscles.
- Your pelvic muscles will be strengthened day by day if you perform these exercises daily.
- These exercises will help you to improve bladder control.
- Ask your doctor or take proper suggestion from your doctor regarding how to squeeze the right muscles. Tell your total experience while performing the exercise and know whether you are performing it in right way or not.
- You can prevent the pelvic muscle damage if your muscles get tighten before lifting, sneezing or jumping.
So, kegel exercises for women should be practiced for at least 3 times a day for achieving good results.