What Are kegel Exercises?
Kegel exercise, also known as pelvic floor exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes even referred to as the “Kegel muscles”.
You may have to do your Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises for 12 weeks before you notice a real improvement. But you will achieve the real benefit only if you do kegel exercise properly while squeezing and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles.
Why Should Do Kegels?
Pelvic floor muscles should be strong to hold the pelvic organs such as uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. Kegel exercises don’t just help keep them “fit” but, they can help you avoid embarrassing accidents, like bladder leakage and passing gas andor even stool by accident.
When you do kegel exercise, you may able to avoid the risk of POP. POP stands for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and this is the condition in which all your pelvic organs start to droop. They can even start to fall into or out of your birth canal. Sometimes, if you undergone hysterectomy surgery, your birth canal tissues may also come out of your body.
There are some risks that will put you at a risk of POP include:
- Pregnancy in which uterus giving more pressure to pelvic floor muscles.
- When you are giving birth through birth canal which is normal delivery
- Surgery in the pelvic area which is C-section or some other surgery like hysterectomy.
- Sometimes it will be result of genetic problem
- When you do frequent coughing, sneezing or laughing, it will push the pelvic organs.
Now, you will get to know what you will gain and prevent when you do kegel exercise. Doing kegel exercise is very simple and the advantage of kegel exercise is that you can do anywhere you want like while watching TV, driving car, sitting in a chair or working etc. There is no specific rule about doing kegel exercise, as it needs identifying the right muscles and doing without disturbing other organs or parts of the body. Breathing is more important while doing kegel exercise. Thus, it is very important to do kegel exercise to stay free from above problems.