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30 Jul 2005

Strengthen Bladder Muscles.
Please advise me as to what excercise I can do to strengthen the muscles which influence the bladder.

Thank you ,

Best regards,

Michael.
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01 Jan 0001

HI Michael

In terms of the muscles of the bladder, they are quite different from the skeletal muscle, in that they are smooth muscles, and not under voluntary control. Therefore, I do not believe that there are exercises which directly influence the bladder.

However, what you can do are kegel exercises, which are exercises that strengthen the muscles of the pelvis. They were initially developed for pregnant women, so don't be put off by the websites below where you can find some info on them:

http://www.childbirth.org/articles/kegel.html

http://www.rnceus.com/ui/ukegel.html

Regards
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