The Best Way to Prevent Female Urinary Incontinence
The best way to prevent female urinary incontinence is to have an orgasm. Let us explain, it’s all about the tone of the muscles in your pelvic floor, the same muscles that contract spasmodically during and orgasm.
Urinary incontinence is not a disease. It is also not a consequence of aging. Urinary incontinence can be a symptom of certain conditions, like inactivity or the result of certain events during a woman’s life (think: childbirth or participation in sports with repetitive bouncing like horseback riding or volleyball).
Chronic repetitive motion and strain on the musculoskeletal structure (fancy word for pelvic floor muscles) contribute to the risk for urinary leakage. Learning to relax your pelvic floor muscles is just as important as strengthening.
Muscle tone is the key to treating urinary incontinence.
The muscles of the pelvic floor hold and directly support a woman’s organs including the bladder, uterus, bowel and intestines. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, if the muscles of the pelvic floor weaken and 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 – peeing when you cough or laugh. In addition, the muscles that make up the walls of the bladder are arranged to hold urine in the bladder.
These muscles of the bladder work in together with the trigonal muscles at the bladder neck and the striated slow-twitch fiber muscles of urogenital sphincter of the urethra. You know these muscles because they are the same muscle you used to help hold your urine stream when the social situation was inappropriate for voiding. Atrophied muscles can contract spasmodically (cramp) causing urge incontinence, an involuntary loss of urine accompanied by or immediately preceded by urgency, may also be referred to as “Overactive bladder" or "spastic bladder."
Mixed incontinence happens when the patient has both urge and stress urinary incontinence. Mixed incontinence is common and can result from abdominal surgery.
If you need to urinate more than one time while sleeping, you may have an overactive bladder at night. Nocturia, or nocturnal polyuria, is the medical term for frequent urination during the night.
In Europe, pelvic floor muscle tone is a big part of postpartum care. Muscle tone is the key to treating urinary incontinence. Female pelvic floor muscle tone is the most personal of all exercises; critical to post-partum perineal re-education, sexual response and to the woman as nurturer.
Unfortunately, most women who try to tone their pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises do them incorrectly. The benefit of any exercise is only gained if done properly. What’s a girl to do if she needs some help toning the pelvic floor muscles? We are glad you asked.
When we exercise naturally, our mind sends a mild electrical signal to our muscles to work and rest – Yarlap® sends a precise clinically proven signal to your muscles, so you can simply relax or even multitask as your muscles tone! The Yarlap® advantages are unique and important.
Yarlap® strengthens a woman’s pelvic floor in as little as 20 min. a day and is FDA cleared to maintain continence in women and to treat stress, urge and mixed incontinence. Data indicates pelvic floor muscle tone can help with lower back, hip and knee pain and can help a woman to be ready and responsive to experience her next orgasm (See Note).
Kegel, A.H. (1952) “Sexual functions of the Pubococcygeus muscle.” Western Journal of Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology 60: 521-524 – this information has not been evaluated by the FDA for the Yarlap and is not a claim to treat a condition, disease or dysfunction.