I know that pelvic floor exercises are recommended for urinary incontinence and this is something that I’m trying out. How do I know if I am doing it right? are any other exercises recommended for urinary incontinence?
Pelvic floor exercises can rapidly improve your symptoms if done correctly. What steps are you currently following to do them?
Yes, there are plenty of exercises you can try to improve urinary incontinence. You can read all about the different exercises here.
How are you finding practising pelvic floor exercises at the moment?
It can take up to 15 weeks before you see any difference. You do have to keep these up all the way through your life to maintain pelvic floor strength. However, it is worth it for when you see a huge improvement.
Have you been doing these for more than 3 months? If you have been doing these for more than 3 months and aren’t noticing a difference, it is worthwhile to see a continence advisor to check if there is another problem
Continence Advisers are clinical nurse specialists who assess and support adults and children who have bladder or bowel problems. The Bladder and Bowel Community can help you find a continence adviser in your area.
Feel free to read through our Living With Incontinence section for helpful tips and advice on managing the condition.
How have you been getting on with the pelvic floor exercises? Are you finding them any easier?