Men and Women both have problems with urine leaking- this could happen at any age, from teenage years to middle and senior years. You can be a great athlete or week end warrior and still have incontinence. PELVIC FLOOR ISSUES in ATHLETES

Don't know if you are one of them, but most of the time, people tend to ignore the problem thinking it will go away on its own, deal with it, or attribute to "getting older".
Incontinence greatly affects a person's quality of life. You start building your routines around the bathroom, or you start accumulating absorbent pads.

Healthcare providers including many physicians also are not aware or forgets to advise patients.

Pelvic floor weakness can happen just on it's own from reduced exercise, wrong exercises, or too much pressure on the pelvic floor from Valsalva maneuvers (any holding of breathing, forced push down through the pelvic and lower abdominal areas, etc.).

Pelvic Floor weakness can also come from surgeries on in the abdominal and pelvic areas.

Many men have incontinence as a result of pelvic surgeries and prostate procedures.
Read article below about Incontinence (this actually applies to both men and women!)

The pelvic floor is like a basket with a soft movable bottom made up of mostly muscles, ligaments, and fascia. The bottom will hold and lift better if it is strong. The ligaments and muscles surrounding the organs and pelvic floor become irritable and cause spasms in the muscles when the organs are irritable.

The pelvic floor also helps to control urine flow from the bladder and bowel flow from the rectum. Contracting the pelvic floor correctly helps to regulate voiding patterns and frequencies.

Incontinence in Men occurs from many factors, including pelvic floor weakness, hernation in groins, scrotal areas, internal pelvic floor spasms.
Incontinence occurs almost 100% of the time after prostate surgery. By strengthening the urine flow, you can help control your pelvic floor.

Incontinence treatment and examination include instructing pelvic floor control around the anal area as well as internally.
You will be instructed to practice recruiting muscles of the pelvic floor including the anal sphincters (internal and external) and the pelvic floor muscles between the anal and scrotal areas.

Manual internal exam is very gentle to help teach you how to identify and contract the correct muscle groups. We teach you good breathing, body mechanics, and pelvic floor control techniques to help you build your exercise and life routine.

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