With any physical activity or movement such as exercises, sneezing, coughing, lifting, sexual activity, or laughing you get an increase in intra-abdominal pressure that puts pressure on your bladder. If your pelvic floor muscles are too weak or uncoordinated to oppose that pressure you may experience urinary incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary loss of bladder control and it can affect women and men. It is a common pelvic floor dysfunction and can be associated with pelvic floor weakness.
There are different types and causes of urinary incontinence and in this article we describe them.
If you are having problems with the Kehel games wait and use the device with the assistance of your pelvic floor physical therapist or health professional. It is important to learn how to do a pelvic floor contraction correctly before beginning.
Pelvic organ prolapse is defined as one or more pelvic organs drop from their normal position. Usually, the organs will drop into the vagina. Often times, there may be more than one prolapses present.
Fecal incontinence is defined as decreased control over defecation leading to an involuntary loss of bowel contents. This includes liquid stool matter, mucus, flatulence (gas), and solid stool matter. The prevalence of fecal incontinence varies drastically, with reports of up to 8% of non-institutionalized adults in the US.
The pelvic floor muscles are located in the pelvis and provide a support system for the pelvic organs, as well as help provide control for urinary and fecal function. When these muscles become weak, a woman can experience a multitude of symptoms and be diagnosed with any of the following common pelvic floor dysfunctions