What is the Male Pelvic Floor?
The pelvic floor is an important part of every man's body, and because we can't see it, it often gets neglected. The male pelvic floor is a layer of muscle and other tissues that stretch from the tailbone to the pubic bone. It supports the bladder and bowel, with the urine tube and back passage both passing through the pelvic floor muscles.
The pelvic floor helps you to control your bladder and bowel and plays an important role in healthy sexual function. A strong and healthy pelvic floor can help you to prevent and treat pelvic pain and lack of sensation too.
Symptoms and Causes of a Man's Weak Pelvic Floor
Common symptoms associated with a weak pelvic floor include:
Bladder leaks with activity, e.g. running, jumping, coughing, and sneezing
A sudden urge to pass urine
Leakage of stool from the back passage
Weak pelvic floor muscles can be caused by a number of factors, including:
Pelvic trauma or surgery
Repeated heavy lifting
But, pelvic floor muscle strength can be improved and maintained just like any other muscle in the body.
Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men
Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises are the first-line treatment for men who suffer from bladder or bowel weakness or erectile dysfunction.
To perform a Kegel exercise, you should:
Stand, sit, or lie down with a pillow under your knees (especially after surgery)
Tighten the muscle around the opening of your anus - as if trying not to pass wind
Squeeze the muscles in your penis - as if you're trying to stop urinating mid-flow
Squeeze and lift all these muscles up towards your stomach and hold for 5 seconds, before relaxing
The Benefits of Kegels for Men
By improving and maintaining the strength of your pelvic floor, you can expect to see noticeable improvements within a few weeks.
Regularly performing pelvic floor exercises can help to:
Prevent bowel and bladder weakness
Improve and maintain healthy erectile function
Reduce pelvic pain
Naturally boost intimate sensations
Kegel Products for Men
Kegel8 Has The Solution
The V For Men pelvic floor exerciser:
Is a medically approved electronic Kegel exerciser for men
Electronically strengthens your pelvic floor
Locates and exercises your pelvic floor muscles
Has 8 programmes specially devised by physiotherapists
Improves bladder and bowel control as well as sexual function
Vigour – Virility – Vitality
Original article: Kegel8 Website