You’re at a conference room. You are giving a presentation to more than a hundred of people. During your speech, you gave a funny comment to people for an ice break. Suddenly it happens - a few drops slip out. You panic, wondering if anyone will notice, and quickly excuse yourself to the restroom.
Sound familiar? If you’re like millions of women around the globe, you’ve experienced some form of urinary incontinence. Those few drops (or more) that slip out when you laugh, cough, or sneeze are not only uncomfortable, but embarrassing.
Ms Sekiguchi Yuki, Medial Practitioner LEADING GIRLS Women’s Medical Clicnic Directore of LUNA Medical Group, believes one in three women across the globe suffer from urinary incontinence, with many more cases going unreported.
Reducing urinary incontinence is just one of the many benefits of strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.
Below we’ll take a closer look at some of those benefits, define what the pelvic floor is, examine the problem of urinary incontinence in more detail, and move through a step-by-step Kegel exercise guide. We’ll also look at how assistive devices like our products System can help you achieve your pelvic floor exercise goals.
What Is the Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is a group muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in the pelvis that support the bladder, bowel, and uterus.
Life events like pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause, can all weaken or damaged muscles and other tissues of the pelvic floor. This can lead to problems, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction.
This is why it’s so important for women to do Kegel exercises. Even women who haven’t been pregnant or who don’t plan on becoming pregnant can benefit from Kegel exercises.