Kegel Exercises for Men
Most adult men do not have full bladder control and experience leakage of urine in amounts that vary from a few drops to large volumes, twice or more a month.
Only one-third of people with bladder problems ask for help from a health professional, but with the right advice 70 to 80% of those affected become dry or significantly improved, and the remainder learn to better manage their bladder problem.
The prostate is a gland of the male reproductive system that produces fluid for semen, which helps to transport sperm during the male orgasm. The prostate is made up of about 30% muscular tissue; the rest is glandular tissue.
Normally, the prostate is small—about the same size and shape as a walnut. It is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder.
The prostate wraps around the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out from the bladder through the tip of the penis. more on ---> prostate
Kegel Exercises for Men are used to strengthen the PC
or pubococcygeus muscle, just as they are for women. The muscle is similar in both men and women, stretching from the pubic bone to the tail bone and forming a hammock-like floor that supports the organs of the pelvis and contributes to the function of the sphincter muscles.
The exercise is recommended for treating prostate pain and swelling that result from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate gland. It is used as a first step for treating urinary incontinence. It may be beneficial for reducing pre-mature ejaculation, and other sexual benefits have been reported. Overall, the exercise is good for you.
To begin, you must first be able to find your PC muscle. You can do this during urination. Once your flow begins, try to stop it completely. The muscle that you feel tightening is the PC muscle. If you don’t get it, you may try inserting a finger (use lubrication) into the anus and try to “grip” your finger. If you are able to do that, you’ve found the right muscle.
Once you have become accustomed to tightening the muscle, Kegel exercises for men can be done anytime, anywhere. They require no special equipment, although several aids are available, including “Peristal” and the “Prostate Massager”.
In order to improve strength of the muscle, you use a “squeeze, hold, release” pattern. You squeeze the muscle, hold for several seconds, and release. Gradually, you would like to be able to build up to a hold of 10 seconds, repeating the “squeeze, hold, and release” ten times.
When you perform the exercise correctly, you should be able to feel or see the testicles lift. This takes time for some men. But, if you practice the routine regularly, you should notice an improvement in 4-6 weeks.
There are many things that you can do to support the health of the prostate and reduce your risk of urinary incontinence, including the use of herbs and nutritionally supportive supplements. The risk of problems increases with age. One out of every 10 people over the age of 65 has some problems, although women are most often affected.
Since kegel exercises for men help reduce your risk of problems and reduce pain in the prostate, why not give them a try? They are easy to do in the privacy of your own home. Tell your younger friends about Kegel exercises for men, too. There are many benefits. more on ---> Kegel Exercises for Men
Urinary Incontinence in Men
Urinary incontinence is the accidental release of urine. It is not a disease but rather a symptom of a problem with a man's urinary tract. Urine is produced by the kidneys and stored in a muscular sac called the urinary bladder.
A tube called the urethra, which is surrounded by a special ring of muscles called the urinary sphincter, leads from the bladder through the prostate and penis to the outside of the body. As the bladder becomes filled with urine, complex nerve signals ensure that the sphincter stays contracted and the bladder stays relaxed.
This interaction between nerves and muscles prevents urine from leaking out of the body. more on ---> Urinary Incontinence in Men