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Pelvic Floor Weakness

 

The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, uterus and bowel. The pelvic floor can be weakened by pregnancy, childbirth, prostate cancer treatment, obesity and the straining of chronic constipation.Pelvic floor exercises are designed to improve muscle strength.Even women in their 20’s and 30’s experience problems, especially after pregnancy.

 

 

What is Pelvic Floor Disorder?

Pelvic floor (pelvic support) disorders involve a dropping down (prolapse) of the bladder, urethra, small intestine, rectum, uterus, or vagina caused by weakness of or injury to the ligaments, connective tissue, and muscles of the pelvis.

How do I do a Kegel?

  1. Find the muscles you use to stop urinating.
  2. Squeeze these muscles for 3 seconds. Then relax for 3 seconds. …
  3. Add 1 second each week until you are able to squeeze for 10 seconds each time.
  4. Repeat this exercise 10 to 15 times per session. …
  5. Don’t do Kegels while you urinate.