Both men and women may have problems urinating. It is not true that urological symptoms are caused only by weak pelvic floor muscles. The lower pelvic muscles can be too slow or too tense to respond or do not work well together (the coordination).
If the pelvic floor muscles do not function properly, the following symptoms may occur:
Stress incontinence: loss of urine drops or shoots at times when the pressue is increased in the abdomen, for example by coughing, sneezing, laughing.
- Urge or urge incontinence: a sudden almost irrepressible urge to urinate, sometimes with dashes loss, which occurs suddenly and can also occur when a valve is openend for exemple still with the handle of toilet door in the hand.
- Combined incontinence i.e.: a mix of stress and urge incontinence
- Often feeling the pressure to release small amounts of urine or almost never feel pressure to go to the toilet.
- Bladder infections through a wrong urinating technique or insuffeciently emptying the bladder.
- Not able to start urinating, the need to squeeze to urinate, thin spurting or dripping.
The purpose of exercising is to ensure proper coordination of the pelvic floor muscles. You need to be able to control stringing up and relaxing these muscles. In order to hold the urine, exercising is necessary and also being able to empty the blatter as well.
The treatment consists of learning good peeing habits and learning to recognize stress and relaxation of the pelvic floor.