Why it is important to do your pelvic floor exercises. - MissLJBeauty

Why it is important to do your pelvic floor exercises.

Let talk about Pelvic floor muscles. Yes, I went there. It is something we all have and yet it is something that makes most people go red in the face and want to run away. Oh my gosh, I can't possibly talk out loud about such a sensitive subject, can I? Hell yes, I can. 

We need to have healthy and functioning pelvic floor muscles to go about our daily business. (no pun intended) I found some fantastic information at HARTMANN Direct. This is where this post started. I really think more of us should talk openly about issues, we can all suffer. This would take away the stigma and get more people the help they need. But we can all be a little reserved when it comes to our downstairs or private areas. I do wonder how many conditions go untreated due to the embarrassment factor? 

One of the least known facts is weak pelvic floor muscle is not just a woman's problem. No! that is right! Men can suffer from this too. Our pelvic floor is what protects us from incontinence. There are many reasons this can happen to us all. The most common causes are

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth. Yes squeezing a human out of your vagina is going to play havoc with your pelvic floor. 
  • Ageing. Just getting older things are not as tight as they used to be. 
  • UTI, a urine infection is a very common reason. 
  • Menopause changed in hormones.
  • Enlarged prostate.
  • Medication. Many medications can cause incontinence. 

If you are suffering from any signs or symptoms of incontinence. Please contact your doctor for a diagnosis. Try not to worry there are lots of different cures. Early detection is always better. So if you are experiencing any incontinence issues. Go to your doctor and get off goggle, As useful as google is it is not a doctor. So do not put your trust in it for answers. 

Also there is such a thing as temporary incontinence which can be caused by

  • Caffeine
  • Alcohol
  • Large dose of vitamin C
  • Carbonated drinks 
  • Some chilli

So your symptoms may not be a condition at all just a temporary inconvenience But it is always worth a conversation with a medical professional just to get things checked over. 

One off the best thing is to start doing pelvic floor exercises as soon as you can. Especially during pregnancy. Here is a fab guide from Hartmann Direct. How to do pelvic floor exercises. 

Luckily you don't need to get yourself to the gym or buy any gym equipment. You can do the exercises anywhere. Follow the video above for instructions on how to do them properly. There have been clinical results of the pelvic floor muscle strength improving within a few days of starting your new exercises. 

There really is no reason to suffer in silence. When there is a world of resources out there to help you with your issue. This is the time to take action and protect your pelvic floor. Let's face it we all age so we will all need to get on with the exercises.