Kegel Exercises for Men (cont.)
When Will You See Results from Kegel Exercises?
Seeing results with any exercise takes time, so be patient. If you do Kegels
three times a day, you should see better bladder control in three to six weeks
-- some men see it even sooner. Try keeping a record of your urine leakage each
day to help you notice improvements.
If you don't see any change in a month, you may not have located the right
muscles for Kegel exercises. Give your doctor or urologist a call. They can
offer tips on how to find and successfully exercise the right muscles.
3 Tips to Help Make Kegel Exercises a Habit
The most effective exercises are the ones you do regularly. To help you get
into the rhythm of doing Kegels, try these simple tips:
Stay consistent. Do your Kegel exercises at the same time each day
-- maybe first thing in the morning, while brushing your teeth, and as you
watch the nightly news.
Remember the benefits. If you keep up with Kegels, they can really
make a difference in your urinary incontinence.
Pay attention to progress. Over time, you'll notice your urinary
incontinence is improving. Maybe you're having fewer leaks, or are leaking
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SOURCES:Last Editorial Review: 3/20/2009 4:50:15 PM
Urology Centers of Alabama, Male Incontinence, "Urinary Incontinence."
National Institutes of Health, Kidney and Urological Diseases: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, "Kegel Exercises for Urinary Incontinence."
University of California at Santa Barbara, "Kegel Exercises."
Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD, on March 20, 2009
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