Pelvic Floor Exercise for Men DVD
- A detailed DVD that helps men perform Kegel exercises
- Exercises and advice compiled by physiotherapist and continence expert Dr Pauline Chiarelli
- Explains and demonstrates how men can keep the pelvic floor muscles healthy
- Targeted help and advice for men with stress, urge or overflow incontinence
- An extremely useful tool for men pre and post-surgery and/or radiotherapy
Men, It’s Time to Take Control of Your Pelvic Floors
If you thought Kegel exercises and pelvic floor strengthening was just for women, think again. Aside from the ability to carry and give birth to children, there are few physical differences between the female pelvic floor and the male. Men will also experience the weakening and loosening of the pelvic floor muscles as they age, and just like women - unless they do exercises to strengthen them, they can suffer complaints such as:
- Urinary and urge incontinence
- Faecal incontinence
- Rectal prolapse
- Impaired sexual performance
- After dribble following urination
Lifting the Lid on Male Incontinence
Men are much less likely to speak to their doctor if they are concerned about things ‘down there’. Men tend to get that bit more embarrassed than women do and often opt to simply put up with it and manage it in private. Doctor Pauline Chiarelli makes it easy for men to get honest, accurate advice on the pelvic floor without having to go to their doctor or scour through websites online, never quite knowing where the information is from and which websites they can trust.
What Causes Incontinence in Men?
There are many different causes of male incontinence, the most common being:
- Surgery or radiography on the prostate, bladder and surrounding areas
- Certain types of prescription drugs
- Chronic constipation or diarrhoea (the over straining puts pressure on the pelvic floor, thus weakening the muscles)
- The body’s natural aging process where muscles and sinews become weaker
You may experience any or all of the following:
- Dribbles or leaks before or after using the loo. This is due to a loss of pressure in the urethra meaning the flow of urine from the bladder cannot be stopped
- Difficulty emptying the bladder fully and again, experiencing leaks as a result
- A frequent urge to go the toilet and the feeling that ‘when you need to go, you need to go’
The aforementioned symptoms can be frustrating and embarrassing, but the great news is that you can get full control of your bladder back and make dribbles, leaks and that awful desperate urge to go to the loo, a thing of the past.
How Do Kegel Exercises Help with Incontinence?
The science behind it is actually incredibly simple, once you understand it you can visualise exactly how Kegel exercises can help you.
Your bladder is supported by the pelvic floor muscles. The muscles are a hammock shaped band that stretch from the tailbone round to the pubic bone. Your bladder and rectum are supported and effectively, controlled by this stretch of muscle, if it weakens so do they. It’s that simple! And it’s also really simple to strengthen them and regain control of your bladder and/or bowel.
Thoughtfully Created by a True Expert, with Men in Mind
Dr Chiarelli helps you understand the best positions to adopt when you are exercising so you can ensure you’re doing the exercises properly. She also provides advice on avoiding leaks and dribbles during moments or incidences that might normally put pressure on the pelvic floor, such as when you cough or sneeze or when lifting heavy objects. By squeezing the muscles and holding them until after you sneeze/cough/lift, you can avoid dribbles or leaks, it’s also a great way to regularly exercise those muscles – even if just for a moment, this frequent squeezing and lifting of the muscles can improve your pelvic floor over time.
This fantastic DVD is an invaluable tool for men who want to either beat incontinence, or prevent it occurring in future. If you are preparing for surgery or radiography, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles before hand can help you afterwards to retain control or regain it quicker should it be lost.
You don’t simply have to ‘put up with’ bladder weakness or incontinence, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help you regain your confidence and control so you can live life more freely and thoroughly.
|Recommended For||Gives men a complete insight into the pelvic floor muscles and how to exercise them|
|Length||25 minutes 17 seconds|
|Author||Dr Pauline Chiarelli|