a new solution for impotence Recent research suggests that pelvic floor exercises are highly effective in helping men who have problems developing and sustaining an erection.
A study from the University of West of England, Bristol, suggests that the exercises can help both men with erectile dysfunction (impotence) and premature ejaculation, and also those who experience 'dribbling' after urinating. On top of this, experts believe the exercises can also help improve the quality of orgasm the UK based Impotence Association says the workout may 'increase awareness of sexual sensations and enhance enjoyment'. ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW The big squeezeThe exercises target the pelvic floor, which supports the bladder and the bowel and is made up of layers of muscle that stretch from the tailbone at the back to the pubic bone in front. Also known as Kegel exercises, named after the South Californian gynaecologist Dr Arnold Kegel, the regime involves squeezing the hammock of muscles in the abdominal region. According to the Impotence Association, the exercises strengthen the muscles around the penis, improve the blood supply in the pelvis and thus 'enhance orgasmic sensations by strengthening the pelvic muscles that produce ejaculation by their contraction'. Although the exercises have to be learned (possibly over a matter of days), with practice they can be carried out while watching TV or doing the washing up. How to find the pelvic floor musclesTo find your pelvic floor muscles, you should sit or lie comfortably with the muscles of your thighs, bottom and stomach relaxed. Muscles around the oakleys on clearance anus You should then tighten the ring of muscle around your anus without squeezing your bottom, according to government advice from the Australian Department of Health and Ageing. Muscles around the urethraTo feel these muscles, try to stop oakley latest sunglasses your flow of urine mid stream, and then restart it. You should only do this to find which muscles to use, or to check your progress. Don't practice this more than once a week, or it could affect your ability to pass urine. Pelvic floor exercisesThe Australian Department of Health and Ageing says that once you can feel your pelvic floor muscles working, you can attempt to exercise them. Tighten and draw in the muscles around the anus and urethra, lifting the muscles up inside. Count to five, then release and relax. The Department says you should have a 'definite feeling of letting go'. Their guidelines recommend men repeat this up to maximum of 8 to 10 squeezes, resting for 10 seconds after each tightening of the muscles. You should follow this by 5 to 10 short, strong squeezes in quick succession. Repeat the slow and quick squeezes around four to five times a day. An alternative to drugs?The benefits oakley sunglasses official website of such exercises cannot be endorsed enough by Dr Grace Dorey, a specialist continence physiotherapist at Taunton's Somerset Nuffield Hospital and North Devon District Hospital, and a visiting research fellow at the University of West England, Bristol. Dr Dorey undertook a survey of 55 men with an average age of 59 who had experienced erectile dysfunction for six months or more. Of the men taking part in the exercises: 40 per cent regained normal erectile function.35.5 per cent improved25.5 per cent showed no difference. Perhaps the most dramatic of Dr Dorey's findings was the improvement resulting from pelvic floor exercises compared to the use of Viagra the results were the same. Raising awarenessDr Dorey feels passionately about the use of pelvic floor exercises for men suffering erectile dysfunction, arguing that it has been a neglected area for the past 50 years. 'Historically, women have been advised to perform pelvic floor exercises especially before and after childbirth, hysterectomy and the menopause. This research shows that it is equally important for men to maintain the muscle tone and function of their pelvic floors.' And speaking of her own research, she explains: 'The results show clearly that pelvic floor exercises can be highly beneficial for those men with the motivation and determination to perform them. 'Now I am intending to raise awareness of the availability of an effective alternative to drug therapy for men experiencing erectile dysfunction.
' If Dr Dorey oakley sunglasses for cheap has her way, pelvic floor exercises will in the future form part of every young male's sex education. 'I firmly believe that lads from the age of adolescence should be taught the benefits of pelvic floor exercises as a preventative measure.'.
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