Pelvic Floor Exercises for the Bladder and Bowel

pelvic-floor-exercises-for-the-bladder-and-bowelSeniors usually experience bladder and bowel problems. They may have urinary incontinence or bowel leakage that are caused by physiological changes that come with aging.

Bladder changes include weakening of the bladder muscles, an increase in involuntary bladder contractions, and urethral blockage. Bowel changes, on the other hand, include sphincter weakness, loss of anal sensation, and impairment of the gastrocolic reflex.

The good news is that seniors can manage bowel and bladder problems effectively. Our home health care in Victorville, California offers bowel and bladder training as part of its skilled nursing care. But there are also some ways you can do to improve your bowel and bladder at home. One of which is doing pelvic floor exercises.

The pelvic floor muscles are layers of muscle that are stretched like a hammock from the pubic bone to the bottom of the backbone. Here lie the different openings that lead to our reproductive system and the pelvic floor muscles support these openings. So, if the pelvic floor muscles are weakened or in bad condition, they cannot support the openings effectively.

Pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises, can help both men and women have more control over their bowel and bladder movements. To exercise your pelvic muscles, start by lying in a comfortable position with your legs slightly apart. Tighten and pull up the muscle around the back passage. Then, slowly tighten and pull up the pelvic floor muscles, hold and squeeze for 10 seconds, and release. You may also contact our home health service for assistance.

Do this home remedy to solve your bowel and bladder problems or avail of our training by calling Imperial Home Health today. Our home care in California will be glad to help.

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