Energie Kegel Exerciser
Kegels have become an essential way to improve upon a number of health related issues. One of the most important of these is incontinence. The Energie Kegel Exerciser is ergonomically shaped for ultimate comfort and maximum results. Correct usage of the Energie Kegel Exerciser will provide a safe and simple way to strengthen the PC muscles.
Unlike many other Kegel exercise devices, the Energie is the perfect weight resistance trainer for the kegel muscle. It is small in size (6 1/2 in. (16.51cm) long by 1 3/8 in. (3.49cm) wide), highly functional and extremely effective.
Urologists know that they can usually cure incontinence if the patient develops a strong PC muscle. PC muscles can weaken from a lack of use or from being in a state of constant tension. This tension eventually weakens these muscles, thus causing them to become much less effective.
If the PC muscle weakens, a number of problems may occur. A woman may develop urinary or stool incontinence. A weak PC muscle can also lead to poor muscle control during labor and delivery. There is also a decrease in sexual pleasure. Genital prolapse, an uncomfortable condition in which the bladder, rectum, or uterus moves down into the vagina, may also result. Though originally suggested to older women as a remedy for incontinence, Kegels were soon recommended to pregnant women as a way to regain vaginal muscle tone after childbirth.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a kegel?
A kegel is the name of a pelvic floor exercise, named after Dr. Kegel who discovered the exercise. These muscles are attached to the pelvic bone and act like a hammock, holding in your pelvic organs. To try and isolate these muscles trying stopping and starting the flow of urine.
Do Kegels pose any health risks?
Kegel exercises do not pose any risks to a woman's health.
How do I do the kegel exercise?
Once you have located the muscles simply tighten and relax the muscle over and over, about 200 times a day. These are basic kegels. There are many variations on kegels: elevator kegels (Where you tighten slowly, in increments going in and out, like an elevator stopping on several floors.), you can hold the muscle tightened for five seconds, you can bulge the muscles out at the end, and many other variations.
Are there any other exercises that may be attempted?
There are two types of exercises you need to do. Doing both types of exercises is the best way to help improve your bladder control.
The first exercise type relies on the holding ability of the muscles (building a strong dam to hold back urine). It is done by slowly tightening, lifting, drawing in the pelvic floor muscles and holding them to a count of five. At first, you will probably notice that the muscles do not want to stay contracted or tightened very long. If you feel the contraction letting go, just retighten the muscles. In a week or two, you will probably notice an improvement in the control and holding power of the contractions. In fact, in the beginning, you may only be able to hold the contraction for 1-2 seconds. Concentrate on lifting the muscles and holding the contraction while progressing slowly toward a goal of 10-seconds in length. Rest for 10 seconds between each contraction.
The second exercise, Type 2, is a quick contraction. The muscles are quickly tightened, lifted up, and let go. This works the muscles that quickly shut off the flow of urine (like a faucet) to help prevent accidents.
Can men and women benefit from doing kegels?
Absolutely! kegels are beneficial for both sexes.
For women and men:
1.) Locate your pelvic muscles by stopping the flow of urine midstream.
2.) Contract the pelvic muscles hard for one second and then release them, ten times in a row, three times a day.
3.) Gradually increase the number of contractions so that by the end of one month, you are doing ten contractions, twenty times a day.
4.) Vary the exercise by holding the contraction for a count of three and then releasing it. You can mix the exercises up, some short and some long.
5.) Kegel when having sex for extra pleasure for you and your partner.
6.) Do the kegels for a minimum of six weeks. Results will not be immediate, but eventually, you will be able to notice a difference.
How long do I have to do the exercises?
Once you have attained your goal, you can do the exercises for five minutes three times a week. If you start having problems again with urine loss, you may need to go back to five minutes two times a day.
When should I expect improvement in my symptoms?
It takes from six to twelve weeks for most women to notice a change in urine loss.
One Energie Kegel Exerciser with Instructions.