The entire pelvic anatomy is covered with muscles. One of the most important muscles and the prime target of the kegel exercise is the the pelvic floor muscles. You must bear in mind that the focal point in doing the kegel exercise is finding the correct muscle. This is done in order to have a great outcome from making your muscles stronger.
The pelvic floors have essential differing functions:
- Firstly, it closes the abdominal and pelvic cavities. The pelvic floor bears the weight of the abdominal organs and the heaviness of the organs may also weaken the muscles.
- Secondly, it controls the rectal and urogenital openings. This is the function where kegel exercise takes place.
The kegel exercise is a very important form of exercise in keeping the normal tone of the pelvic floor muscles. If you want to be successful in doing this, you must be aware of the pelvic anatomy. You should also take good care of your pelvic floor muscles. If your pelvic floor weakens then there is a big chance of pelvic organ prolapse from happening. People with this kind of medical condition experience uncontrollable passing of urine. Although it is not actually a predictable case, kegel exercises can assist in preventing and delaying the symptoms of prolapsed pelvic organ.
Below are the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse, which an individual with this condition may bear:
- There is a sense of fullness in the lower portion of the belly.
- There is a sense of pressure when the pelvic organs are pressed against the vaginal wall for women. This is usually the common symptom that can be experienced.
- There is a pain felt over the genital area during sexual activity.
- The person can experience trouble with bowel function. An example for this is constipation or passing of hard form stool.
- There is a throw off urine without intention or even the urge to expel it.
- There is a sense of pulling or stretching in the groin.
- A painful sensation can be felt at the lower back of the body.
It is very upsetting if you will run smack into these symptoms. There are a number of elements that falls on this condition. One of these is the presence of pelvic floor muscles. The factors that can weaken these muscles are as follows:
- Change in hormonal level during menopause
- Excessive coughing
- Constant heavy lifting
These factors are at times cannot be avoided. What should you do to lessen the chances of having weak pelvic floor muscles? One of the greatest solutions for this is kegel exercise. Your muscles may build up its tone and strength if you are going to do this exercise on a regular basis. This is not strenuous at all. You can conveniently do this in any position that you want – and wherever you may be. It may do it while sitting, standing or lying. While driving a car or waiting in a queue at the grocery counter? You bet you can do it. But remember that you should tune in your pelvic anatomy while doing the exercise to maximize its effect.