Post urinary drip incontinence can occur due to the weakening of the muscles on the pelvic floor that normally help control the flow of urine in both men and women. The result of this weakening of the muscle is a leakage of urine. Strengthening of these muscles with kegel exercises is often the simplest, most cost effective technique for improvement and should be the first thing to try since there are no side effects. You can learn to do the kegel exercises but for anyone experiencing post urinary drip incontinence it is useful to select a device that will be the best kegel exerciser for your situation.
The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that you normally used to control the flow of urine and stop flatulence. While the occurrence of urinary incontinence in the elderly is most common it is important to realize that aging alone does not cause incontinence in the elderly. There are many factors that can cause the weakening of the muscles that normally control the flow of urine and a consultation with your physician would be an important first step in determining the cause of incontinence and whether or not strengthening of these muscles would be helpful.
In choosing the best kegel exerciser you want to consider two major factors; doing an exercise that uses or does not use resistance. Simple kegels, which are done with no equipment at all, involves practicing regular and repetitive the tightening of the pelvic floor muscles. There are incontinence products that only provide an indicator that the exercises are being done correctly such as the Educator Pelvic Floor Indicator. They don’t provide any specific training or resistance.
If you are uncertain exactly how to tighten the pelvic floor muscles– and for success it is extremely important to know if you are exercising correctly– using a device that provides resistance makes the effectiveness of kegel exercises greatly increased.
For urinary incontinence the PFX2 not only offers resistance during exercise it also gives feedback on how strong your pelvic floor muscles are becoming over a period of training. The PFX2 has a sensor, which is inserted into the vagina and is connected to a hand held meter that shows the strength of the contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. As you see your strength increase, you will see an improvement in your bladder control.