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Do not become discouraged if you have urine leakage. If you do your Kegel exercises on a daily basis, you can expect to see some results. You may have a great improvement or you may help keep your urine leakage from getting worse. You will need to continue doing your Kegel exercises each day so that your pelvic floor muscles stay strong.

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I was doing really well with some PT for uterine prolapse. I was doing a total of 66 kegels a day in 7 sessions I upped it to 75 in 7 sessions and was fine Then my PT told me to try sitting and doing them. I am much worse now. I was wondering if you have ever seen someone do really well with the kegels lying down and then feel terrible when doing them sitting. I feel like switching to sitting has really set me back. Do you think it is ok to just do them lying down?? I was doing SO WELL. Thank you Michelle. -Eileen

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Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It is not a disease but rather a symptom of a problem with a man's urinary tract. Urine is produced by the kidneys and stored in a muscular sac called the urinary bladder.

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Thanks for your qn. While I can 8767 t comment on brands, I can say that E stim or electrical stimulation therapy can help some women with weak pelvic floor muscles. Basically the stimulating device contracts the pelvic floor muscles, and then the idea is to start to practice pelvic floor contractions with the device. Just a thought from your comment ensure that core exercises are not so intense that they overload the pelvic floor, since strong abs doesn 8767 t mean strong pelvic floor, in fact this can have the opposite effect if your PF is weak. Make sure you match your Pilates exercises to your PF strength.

Another benefit for women is that they have been found to have a positive effect on vaginal prolapse and to help prevent uterine prolapse. Research has also found that kegel exercises are also helpful when it comes to treating urinary incontinence.

They also work differently for each person. Some people show great improvement in muscle control and urinary continence. However, Kegels may prevent your condition from getting worse.

Yes lying down position is much easier when starting out. Sitting is also a fantastic position as well as standing, in fact sitting and standing upright train the pelvic floor muscles to work against gravity and strengthen them more effectively than lying down.

Keep in mind that Kegel exercises are less helpful for women who have severe urine leakage when they sneeze, cough or laugh. Also, Kegel exercises aren't helpful for women who unexpectedly leak small amounts of urine due to a full bladder (overflow incontinence).

Expect to have gained a noticeable increase in bladder control, after approximately 9 weeks of this program. An added bonus of these exercises is an increase in sexual enjoyment for women. Expectant mothers generally experience easier delivery and reduction in tearing during natural childbirth.