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Why do I still have urges?

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

User question:  “I have been following The Bladder Cure program, why do I still have urges?”

Question to user:  Are you having fewer urges now than before using the program?

User answer: “Well, yes, but when I have to go, I have to go.”

Explanation:  We all have a point of no return with our bladder; when it is truly time to empty.  Your measure of success is whether or not the frequency of the urges has declined.  Repeating the Behavior Tracker 4-6 weeks after starting the program will help you see how much progress you have made.  Keep up the good work!

Helping others to help themselves.

Karen Sebastian, MSPT

Bear Hugs and Leaking, oh my!

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

“If my husband surprises me with a big bear hug I lose it right there.”

In this case the pelvic floor is not reacting quickly enough to counter the downward pressure the hug is putting on your bladder.

TIP: When exercising the pelvic floor muscles focus on quick contractions to increase the reaction speed of the muscles.  To train your pelvic floor to respond to force practice doing a quick contraction immediately followed by a pretend cough.  Yes, the pelvic floor muscles are like any other muscle in that they need to be trained for speed, endurance, timing and coordination.  For your complete guided program order “The Bladder Cure” DVD today.

Helping others to help themselves.

Karen Sebastian, MSPT

Urinary Incontinence and Sneezing

Monday, January 4th, 2010

“When I have to sneeze I literally have to stop walking to keep from leaking.” – Beth 39

The connection between urine leaking and sneezing is that when you sneeze (or cough) your internal abdominal pressure increases which puts a downward pressure on your bladder.  This unexpected increase in abdominal pressure, without adequate activation of the pelvic floor muscles for support, can result in urine leaking.

Tip: To train your body – quickly activate your pelvic floor muscles and then pretend cough immediately. Practice this in addition to your regular pelvic floor strengthening program. By doing this you will strengthen the quick response of your pelvic floor muscles so when you feel the urge to sneeze (or cough) you know you can hold.  For more guided instruction to prevent urinary incontinence order The Bladder Cure DVD today!

Helping others to help themselves.

Karen Sebastian, MSPT