Do you leak when you sneeze or cough? Rush to make it to the bathroom on time? Improve urinary urgency and incontinence with this powerful bladder control natural treatment. You’ll benefit from this discussion I had with Suzanne Andrews, host of the PBS show, Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews.
Are you coping with a sensitive bladder? Nearly half of women are. Your pelvic floor muscles work like a hammock that extends from your pubic bone to your tailbone. They add support to your bladder, uterus and rectum.
These muscles can squeeze tightly enough to stop urine from releasing. When that doesn’t happen, urine can escape at unwanted times, a condition called incontinence. Incontinence is really embarrassing for women. Most wait between 5 – 7 years to talk about it with their doctors, and that just means they have to deal with the symptoms without treatment for a very long time.
Here’s the good news – incontinence is a treatable condition and contrary to popular belief, it’s NOT a normal part of aging. You may have heard of Kegal exercises where you squeeze your sexual organs to stop urine flow. Repeating those squeezing exercises helps to strengthen the pelvic muscles and helps you control urine loss. But you get far better results with a complete pelvic floor strengthening program that goes beyond Kegal’s, offering both women and men the latest evidenced based therapeutic exercises to help regain bladder control.
Urinary incontinence can and should be treated. It disrupts sleep, causes skin irritation or infection, and contributes to falls from getting up at night to go to the bathroom. Urinary leakage from coughing, sneezing or laughing, is called stress incontinence and that can interfere with exercising or just feeling comfortable having a good time. On the other hand, overactive bladder is caused by urinary muscle spasms that trigger an uncontrollable urge to urinate.
The simple exercise you’re about to do strengthens your detrusor muscle, the one that contracts when you urinate to squeeze out urine. When this muscles remains relaxed it allows the bladder to fill. You’ll also be strengthening your urethral sphincter muscles, which helps control the flow of urine. These exercises are purposely done slowly and methodically to maximize their benefit to the major muscles that control your bladder.
How to Do
Place a resistant band around your thighs/knees with your feet together. Now open and close your knees. Make sure when you close your knees that you squeeze your inner thighs and buttocks to contract those muscles. Do three sets of 20 five times a week and relax 10 seconds between sets. If you don’t have a resistant band, you can use pantyhose.
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