"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Monday, October 5, 2009

Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence In Older Women

A lot of you have likely heard of Kegel exercises, but probably few of you practice them on a regular basis. This article from Medical News Today might change your mind! I learned about them years ago, after a car crash in 1992 crushed my pelvis. I had an amazing physical therapy team (good thing, too, because the doctors involved were morons!) who taught me the Kegel exercises. Urinary incontinence is an issue with some menopausal women, particularly those who have had a number of children. Enjoy the article, practice your exercises, and have a great day (it is rainy and gloomy here in Charlotte, perfect day to curl up with a book when I get back from doing errands!)

1 comment:

  1. Even a bit of exercise for 20-30 minutes of your day can help improve your health. Urinary incontinence is embarrassing, but it can be overcome by sticking to exercises like these. Perhaps you can recommend a good video to follow.