Kegel Exercises: Treating Male Urinary Incontinence
When Will You See Results from Kegel Exercises?
Seeing results with any exercise takes time, so be patient. If you do Kegels three times a day, you should see better bladder control in three to six weeks -- some men see it even sooner. Try keeping a record of your urine leakage each day to help you notice improvements.
If you don’t see any change in a month, you may not have located the right muscles for Kegel exercises. Give your doctor or urologist a call. They can offer tips on how to find and successfully exercise the right muscles.
3 Tips to Help Make Kegel Exercises a Habit
The most effective exercises are the ones you do regularly. To help you get into the rhythm of doing Kegels, try these simple tips:
Stay consistent. Do your Kegel exercises at the same time each day -- maybe first thing in the morning while you are urinating, while brushing your teeth, and as you watch TV.
Remember the benefits. If you keep up with Kegels, they can really make a difference in your urinary incontinence.
Pay attention to progress. Over time, you’ll notice your urinary incontinence is improving. Maybe you’re having fewer leaks, or are leaking less.