The decline in oestrogen combined with natural ageing can cause pelvic floor disorders in postmenopausal women.
Manual Pelvic Floor Exercises to Treat Menopause
Kegel exercises involve contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. This helps to keep you in control of your bladder and bowel, as well as improving sexual function and overall health.
Increasing your pelvic floor strength can be achieved at any stage of menopause through pelvic floor muscle training; with women in the middle of menopause being the most responsive to exercises.
Using an Electronic Pelvic Floor Toner to Treat Menopause
If you've never exercised your pelvic floor muscles before, you may find it hard to locate and exercise the muscles correctly. If you think that you don't feel any benefit from doing Kegel exercises, it could be that you're also exercising the muscles incorrectly, as 50% of women do. In these cases, the best option would be to use an electronic pelvic toner to increase the strength of your pelvic floor.
An electronic pelvic toner is able to stimulate 90% of your pelvic floor muscles, compared to the 40% stimulated by manual exercises alone. The Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner uses neuromuscular electrical stimulation and electrical nerve stimulation to send electrical impulses through the body and to the pelvic floor. These impulses stimulate a contraction within your pelvic floor, building your muscle strength and toning the area.
When Can't You Use An Electronic Pelvic Toner?
You must not use an electronic pelvic floor toner if:
You are pregnant - You can use it before pregnancy to build your pelvic floor strength for pregnancy, and after to repair any pelvic floor damage.
You have a pacemaker - It can be possible to use a Kegel8 electronic toner with specific pacemakers, but check with your healthcare provider first.
You have a form of pelvic cancer - Unless advised to do so under medical supervision, you cannot use an electronic pelvic toner if you have a form of pelvic cancer. Instead, try the Kegel8 Vaginal Cones to help you work out your pelvic floor muscles correctly and efficiently.
You have had recent pelvic surgery (less than 12 weeks ago).You have epilepsy.There is any infection or tissue damage.
Benefits of Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor During Menopause
Improving and maintaining the strength of your pelvic floor during menopause can help:
Reduce or eliminate any embarrassing incontinence issues
Reduce the risk of developing pelvic organ prolapse
Gain confidence and reduce anxiety
Improve sexual intimacy and orgasms
Avoid developing a pelvic floor disorder
Original article: Kegel8 Website