Incontinence is a common condition that can affect women of all ages. Whether a recent pregnancy or a muscular condition, incontinence is easily contracted and contrary to popular knowledge, it can be easy to treat on your own.
In combination with a guided treatment routine at HealthGAINS using our revolutionary ThermiVa™ technology, these following tips can help you to quickly begin to reduce the symptoms of incontinence you may be experiencing.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Perhaps the most direct and effective way to battle incontinence, pelvic floor exercises target the muscles that are responsible for controlling bladder leakage and urine control.
These muscles support a lot of the lower organs including the bladder, bowels, and uterus.
Over time and due to childbirth, stress, and poor diet, these muscles can become weakened and less able to remain tight when needed. When they contract, the organs are lifted, and the openings to the vagina, anus, and urethra are tightened.
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When the muscles are relaxed, the body can release the muscles of the sphincter and urethra and allows you to go the restroom. When these muscles are not in shape, they remain either too loose or too tight a majority of the time and cause urinary frequency too either be too much or not enough.
Decrease Caffeine Intake
Drinking excess caffeine can result in permanent damage to your blood vessels, as well as a dangerous increase in blood pressure.
While reasonable amounts of caffeine can actually be healthy for your blood vessels, multiple cups daily can cause you to urinate too frequently and cause your pelvic floor muscles to become weakened due to overstimulation from the blood pressure increase.
Most common stretches involve engaging the pelvic floor muscles. Doing air squats and stretching the hamstrings and glutes can help to improve muscle tone in and around the pelvic floor.
This will help to improve healthy blood flow into the area as well and improve tissue and muscle function as a result.
Stretching has been proven to increase the ability for healthy blood flow throughout the body and has been proven to help new and healthy blood vessels form throughout the body.
Increasing your heart rate and exercising regularly is a great way to ensure your pelvic floor is regularly used and that your arteries and blood vessels are healthy.
Just doing simple cardio will help you to contract and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and keep them in shape.
It is important to remember to relax the pelvic floor muscles occasionally as well, as regular exercise and a lack of stretching can lead to the muscles becoming overly tightened and eventually stressed.
Smoking causes damage to a variety of bodily systems, including muscles and blood vessels.
When you smoke regularly, the pelvic floor muscles become overly loosened, and they lose the ability to properly maintain a normal urinary schedule.
Smoking also damages tissues, making the pelvic floor muscles weaker and less able to tighten and restrict urinary flow. Blood flow to the pelvic area becomes decreased, causing the muscles in the region to become malnourished and less able to function at their full potential.
Curbing incontinence requires a decent lifestyle shift that involves being more active as well as being more cognizant of your pelvic floor muscles and whether or not you are contracting them too much or not.
If you are still having trouble with incontinence after adopting these tips for a few months, contact one of our sexual wellness advisors and inquire about our revolutionary vaginal rejuvenation treatment options that have been proven to help reduce symptoms of incontinence for any woman naturally.