Saturday, April 21, 2007

Urine Incontinentia and exercise therapy

Urine incontinentia is defined as involuntary leakage of urine during light stressess that increase intraabdominal pressure such as sneezing, coughing or even laughing (Abrams et al., 2003).This is thought to be related to deficits in the active and passive structure around pelvic floor and become a significant problem among women as this can affect their working performance, social and sexual life. Statistically, over 50% of women populatin across over the world suffer from urine incontinentia yet less then 20% seeking for health intervention. Why so? becuse most women thought that this is a personal-embarassing problem. Women with urine incontinentia have been proofed to get improvement from exercise therapy (known as Kegel's exercise) involving their pelvic floor musculature and other accessories muscle of the pelvic as well as urgency delay and relaxation techniques. For those of you who have not been familiar with Kegel's exercise and intend to practice it, you can find it here...

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