The significance of Pelvic floor exercise in improving urinary

inconsistency in adult women
The significance of Pelvic floor exercise in improving urinary
inconsistency in adult women
Physical performance
Pelvic floor exercise is done to improve the urinary inconsistency in
women who reports leak of a few drops of urine when they are sneezing,
coughing, or laughing. Alternatively, the pelvic floor excise can help
women who have strong and sudden push to urinate and lose a large volume
of urine. The pelvic floor exercise can be conducted during pregnancy
after giving birth in order to reduce the chances of occurrence of
urinary inconsistency (Russell, Grigo & Bachmann, 2005, p. 530-532). The
physical performance of the exercise requires the targeting and
squeezing of the same muscles that would stop the flow of urine. The
exercise involves two main steps. First, the affected woman determines
the location of the right muscles (pelvic floor muscles) by stopping the
urination in the midstream. Secondly, the affected women perfect the
exercise by lying on the back and then contacting and relaxing the
pelvic muscles simultaneously for ten seconds each cycle. The affected
women should focus on the pelvic muscles and avoid contacting or
relaxing other muscles especially the abdomen and the buttock muscles
during the exercise. Additionally, the women should avoid holding the
breath during the exercise. However, the stipulated procedure for the
pelvic floor excise should not be performed while emptying the bladder
because it would result in urinary infection (Thompson & Seifert, 2010,
p. 653-655).
The implementation program of the pelvic floor exercise includes both
the physical muscle contraction and relaxation practice and an educative
counseling program. The education program targets at informing the
affected women about the basic pelvic and bladder health. The
effectiveness of pelvic floor exercise can be improved by enlightening
the patient about the means of increasing the urethral pressure in
during the sudden increase in pressure of the intra-abdominal floor
(Rush University Medical Center, 2009, p. 1). However, pelvic exercise
may not be effective for critical conditions of pelvic floor
inconsistent and bladder dysfunctions. Pelvic floor exercise should be
implemented in the early stages of urinary inconsistent. This is because
the exercise prevents further deterioration of damage and malfunctioning
of the peripheral nerve damage. The consistence in implementation of the
pelvic exercise provides a direct support to the pelvic floor and
sphincteric structure of the pelvic floor, thus improving the strength
and the tone of the entire musculature of the pelvic floor.
Improvement in quality of life and patient satisfaction
Different researchers have identified that the pelvic floor exercise
improves the urinary inconsistency, reduces the need for use of drugs,
and avoid inverse procedures in adult women. Thompson & Seifert (2010,
p. 653-655) reported that pelvic floor exercise gives the affected women
the capacity to hold the urine for a longer time, thus reducing the
frequency urination. In addition, exercise reduces the feeling of
urgency and urine leakage that results from physical activities
including coughing and sneezing. In overall, the pelvic floor exercise
increases the capacity of the affected women to manage the bladder,
which enables them to regulate the urine passage even in the event of
unexpected physical activities such as sneezing (Russell, Grigo &
Bachmann, 2005, p. 330-332). The pelvic floor exercise improves the
urinary inconsistency by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles that
control the functioning of the bladder, small intestine, and rectum.
Rush University Medical Center (2009, p. 1) suggested that pelvic floor
exercise improves the quality of life by improving or curing urinary
inconsistency after giving birth when it is done during pregnancy. The
pelvic floor exercise reduces the need for skilled nurse care among
women suffering from urinary inconsistent and urine leakage.
List of references
Rush University Medical Center, 2009. Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises
(Kegel) Can Help Manage Urinary Incontinence. ScienceDaily. Retrieved
March 15, 2013, from
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091001164221.htm
Russell, A., Grigo, H., & Bachmann, G., 2005. Evaluating the performance
of pelvic floor exercise in women with urinary inconsistency. Journal of
Reproductive Medicine, 50 (7), 530-532. Retrieved March 15, 2013, from
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16130851
Thompson, E. & Seifert, L., 2010. Inconsistency & Overactive bladder
health center. Birmingham: University of Alabama.
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