Five Benefits Of A Healthy Pelvic Floor
Incontinence is a pesky little issue. There is the worry that comes with it. "Will anyone notice? Does anyone know? Will anyone judge me?" You would probably enjoy a peace of mind if you knew you could strengthen your pelvic floor with one simple move, right?
1. Sexual Responsiveness
Certainly the female orgasm is as complex and varied as Virginia Woolf suggests, “image[s] of what we soberly and secretly desire” but numerous studies confirm stimulation of the clitoris directly or indirectly, is the sole noncontroversial effective trigger of female orgasm. The clitoral gland is the only visible part of an extensive clitourethrovaginal complex that runs along the pelvic floor – in proximity to pelvic floor muscles. These are the muscles that “hold” and “release” around the vagina and the reason Aphrodite, the goddess of love, is often accompanied by two goddesses, “She who delays” and “She who urges.” And, the same muscles that contract-release spasmodically during the female orgasm and which Kegel linked to sexual responsiveness.
2. Stop Peeing Yourself & Maintain Your Continence
The muscles of the pelvic floor are primarily postural. The pelvic floor muscles hold and directly support a woman’s organs including the bladder, uterus, bowel and intestines in place If the atrophied muscles of the pelvic floor can no longer hold the organs in their natural postural position, the organs shift, which places pressure on the bladder and results in what is commonly known as stress urinary incontinence. When atrophied pelvic muscles spasm, they can contract causing urge incontinence. Mixed incontinence happens when the patient has both urge and stress urinary incontinence. Well-toned pelvic floor muscles help move the organs back to their proper natural position thus relieving stress. The work-rest action of muscles respirates the muscles so they may not spasm as before causing the urgent need to void.
Well-toned pelvic floor muscle can help a woman maintain her bladder control.
Stop the madness: Women with urinary incontinence have a significantly poorer quality of life than their continent counterparts. Urinary incontinence commonly leaves the sufferer with psychological morbidity particularly depression.
3. Take Care of That Pesky Baby Bump
Postpartum peritoneal muscle re-education is an essential protocol for women in the National Healthcare systems of France, Germany, Scandinavia and Great Britain. Women report not only does pelvic floor muscle re-education stop urinary leaks, but proper muscle tone gives her that, ”in and up” feeling of youthful muscle tone. When we exercise naturally, our mind sends a mild electrical signal to our muscles to work and rest. Unfortunately, it is clinically proven most people do not perform the Kegels correctly – even with instruction.
4. Back & Knee Pain - Before You Started Leaking
It’s almost intuitive. Imagine a Gothic arch. The peak of the arch is at the base of your spine and your heals are where the arch meets the ground. All the weight of your body is carried to the ground by this amazing arch. But there are strong forces pushing down on your heals and outward at your hips. In architecture, the forces strong forces pushing outward at the bend in the arch (your hips) are kept in place with either “Flying buttresses” pushing in from the outside or chains running inside the wall to pull the forces inward. In this example, our pelvic floor muscles are the chains holding our arch in place and keeping the strong outward forces flowing down the arc to its base. A well-toned pelvic floor keeps the strong outward forces flowing down the arc to your heals. A weak pelvic floor allows the strong forces to deflect, pushing outward at your hips and inward at the knees. The muscles of the lower back try to compensate for this deflection causing lower back pain, and as the deflection becomes greater; hip, thigh and knee pain. Data suggest this progression of pain prior to female urinary incontinence. A pain free woman has more time and energy to share with her family. We get it… in fact, we wrote the medical text on it!!!
5. Join the Leak Free Community!
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