Why Kegel Exercises Matter
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | March 29, 2019, 1:20 p.m.
Many things can weaken your pelvic floor muscles, including pregnancy, childbirth, aging, excessive straining from constipation or chronic coughing, and being overweight.
You might benefit from doing Kegel exercises if you:
- Leak a few drops of urine while sneezing, laughing or coughing (stress incontinence)
- Have a strong, sudden urge to urinate just before losing a large amount of urine (urinary urge incontinence)
- Leak stool (fecal incontinence)
Kegel exercises can also be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to improve your symptoms.
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).
When there is no solution, the next best thing is the Emsella chair aka the Kegel Chair. The Emsella is a special chair that uses Electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles.The purpose of the chair is to restore nueromuscular controldown below in people who have incontinence.
This benefits of Emsella are:
Improves support for pelvic organs
Tightens Vagina Walls
Increases sexual satisfaction
Comfortable, quick treatment
You can stay fully clothed