Kegel Exercises For Men with Pictures Book PDF Free Download
Table of Contents
- What Will I Learn By Reading This Booklet?
- What Are Pelvic Floor Muscles?
- What are Kegel Exercises?
- Why Should I Do Kegel Exercises
- How Do I Find My Pelvic Floor Muscles?
- How Do I Do A Kegel Exercise?
- How Often Should I Do My Kegel Exercises?
- When Should I Do The Kegel Exercises?
- Can I do Kegel Exercises If I Have A Catheter?
- Will My Urine Leakage Stop if I Do The Kegel Exercises?
- What Have I Learned By Reading This Booklet?
- Key Words
What Will I Learn By Reading This Booklet?
When you have prostate cancer surgery or radiation therapy the muscles that help you control your urine flow may be weakened. When this happens you may have incontinence.
Incontinence is when you leak or pass urine when you do not want to. This is a very common side effect or unwanted change of prostate cancer treatment.
The good news is that there is a simple exercise, called a Kegel (Key-gul) exercise, you can do to help strengthen your muscles. This exercise will help you have more control over your urine flow after your prostate cancer treatment. In this booklet you will learn:
- What a Kegel exercise is
- Why you should do Kegel exercises
- How to find your pelvic floor muscles
- How often you should do your Kegel exercises
It is important for you to think about and plan how you will take care of yourself before and after your prostate cancer treatment so that you can keep doing as many of your normal activities as possible.
What Are Pelvic Floor Muscles?
Your pelvic floor muscles are a network of muscles that support your bladder and help you control your urine flow. There are three pelvic muscles:
- The bladder. Your bladder is a muscle shaped like a balloon and holds your urine.
- The sphincter muscles. These muscles help you open and close your urethra, the tub that drains urine from your bladder. And,
- The pelvic floor muscle [also known as the pubococcygeus (pu-bo-kak-sij-e us) or PC muscle] supports your bladder and rectum and helps control your urine flow.
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