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Explore Your Pelvic Floor

Pelvic floor muscles?

Located deep in the pelvis, these muscles provide support for your pelvic organs. They can be hard to feel and, without help, training them can be even harder.  Research has shown that, without guidance, close to 60% of women do not perform a Kegel exercise properly.

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Poor Bladder Control?

1 in 3 women experience unintentional urine leaks. This IS NOT a normal part of life.  These leaks usually occur when the pelvic floor muscles are either weak or don’t work properly. KegelCore can help you work the floor!

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The bladder and urethra are supported by the pelvic floor muscles. The sphincter muscle surrounds the opening of the bladder to squeeze it closed or allow it to open.

When these muscles become weak or don’t work properly, urine can escape when pressure is placed on your bladder, especially when you:

  • Cough
  • Sneeze
  • Stand
  • Laugh
  • Exercise or are physically active
  • Lift heavy objects
  • Have sex

Poor bladder control can be embarrassing, and can have a negative effect of your quality of life. But you don’t have to accept this! With KegelCore, you can train those muscles to regain control and help prevent bladder leaks.

Weak pelvic floor muscles are a common cause of bladder control problems. Healthcare professionals call this “hypotonic” muscles (hypo = under; tonic = toned).

Weak pelvic floor muscles causes:

  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Age (Including menopause)
  • High-intensity exercise and sports (e.g., running)
  • Conditions that causes chronic coughing (e.g., allergies or asthma)
  • Chronic constipation

Signs and symptoms of weak pelvic floor muscles:

  • Accidental bladder leaks
  • Tampons drop lower or fall out
  • Lower back pain
  • Bulging pot belly, due to overall abdominal muscle weakness
  • Loss of vaginal tone, making sex less pleasurable
  • Straining to have bowel movements

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Bladder leaks can also be caused by pelvic floor muscles that are too tense and unable to relax. This is referred to as “hypertonic” muscles (hyper = over; tonic = toned). If you have any symptoms of tense pelvic floor muscles or suspect that this may be the issue you’re experiencing, talk to a pelvic floor physiotherapist or health care professional before using KegelCore.

 

Tense pelvic floor muscles causes:

  • Holding urine in out of habit, necessity, or occupation
  • Overuse or constant tensing of the pelvic floor muscles to keep urine in; overtraining of the pelvic floor with sports; postural or work habits
  • A person’s build or physical structure can play a role
  • Stress
  • Increased muscle tension in possible response to pain in the abdomen, back, or bladder
  • Straining to have bowel movements or chronic constipation

Signs and symptoms of tense pelvic floor muscles:

  • Accidental bladder leaks or urgent need to urinate; a feeling you haven’t completely emptied your bladder, which can lead to increased frequency of urination during the day and/or night
  • Difficulty inserting tampon
  • Low back or lower abdominal pain
  • Pelvic pain during or after sex (can prevent intercourse or cause you to avoid it)
  • Difficulty tolerating gynecological vaginal exams and Pap smears
  • Bloating, constipation, feeling like you haven’t completely emptied your bowels; hemorrhoids or anal fissures
  • Unexplained pain in the rectum

Regain Control. Regain Confidence.

Bladder leaks are not a normal part of aging or life. KegelCore helps you isolate the correct muscles, tells you when you’re doing the workouts correctly, and helps you track your progress instantly.

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You may have heard about Kegel exercises – stopping urination midstream to help tone the pelvic floor muscles – It isn’t about stopping urine flow. Squeezing the wrong muscles can do more harm than good, resulting in continued bladder leaks, or your bladder’s inability to empty effectively.

Now you can do your Kegels more effectively and stop those leaks.

KegelCore: These aren’t your mama’s Kegels!

An Ounce of Prevention

Your pelvic floor is AOK? Don’t wait until you have bladder leaks to get started on your pelvic floor health. Thinking about getting pregnant? Just had a baby? KegelCore can help you prepare your pelvic floor to be more resilient when life changes occur.

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1 in 3 women have pelvic floor health problems. Women’s health organizations worldwide recommend exercising your pelvic floor muscles every day. What are you waiting for? Start early and train your pelvic floor muscles to be strong and responsive when you need them to be, and relaxed at other times.

Take control of your floor…

And enjoy your workouts. Maintain your progress by making KegelCore part of your exercise routine. KegelCore makes maintaining your pelvic floor simple, easy, interactive and fun.

KegelCore: Keep your tone. Keep your freedom.

For more information about the pelvic floor muscles and health, bladder control, and other resources, please check out the following links:

For more information about the pelvic floor muscles and health, bladder control, and other resources, please check out the following links: