What Is The Pelvic Floor And What Does It Do?

Everyone has a pelvic floor.  All men, women and children.  This very important part of the body is often overlooked when it comes to keeping it strong and healthy.

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit inside the pelvis.  They act like a hammock to keep other body organs (the uterus, bladder & rectum) inside your body.

There Are 5 Major Functions The Pelvic Floor Muscles Do

They are responsible for…

(1)  The movement of the pelvis, the legs, and your trunk.

(2)  Stopping you from leaking urine, or feces. (Keep you continent)

(3)  Sexual function.  Without pelvic floor muscles ladies wouldn’t have orgasms, and men wouldn’t have erections.

(4)  Keeping your pelvic organs inside your body, and helping to prevent pelvic organ prolapse (other organs dropping down to where they shouldn’t be).

(5)  Getting circulation to your legs, and back up to your trunk.

When the pelvic floor muscles are weak, it not only causes pelvic organs to drop into areas (prolapse), they shouldn’t be in.
The flow on effect of a weak pelvic floor is often bowel leakage, urine leakage, painful sex/penetration, low or no orgasms for women, or erection problems for men.
The pelvic floor muscles become weaker as we age,  and this would be why most people have at least one relative that has incontinence.


So the key to lessen your chance of experiencing the above…


Is to do what is known as Kegel exercises to strengthen your pelvic muscles.
Kegel exercises don’t take long to do, and can be done almost anywhere, while you watch tv, or are sitting on the bus.
In-fact, no-one that can see you at the time, will even know you are doing them.
You can see how to do Kegel’s on –  How To Do Kegel Exercises

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DISCLAIMER:  I am not a health care professional, the information in this article is based on my own personal experience of living with vaginismus, and what I have learnt. If you have any concerns about your health, it is best to seek advice from a health care professional – Full disclaimer)“.

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