Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a painful, chronic bladder condition that is affecting millions of people. Its cause is unknown that is why people can�…
Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a painful, chronic bladder condition that is affecting millions of people. Its cause is unknown that is why people can’t figure out on how to prevent having interstitial cystitis. a combination of treatments given by your health care provider is the best way of relieving the discomfort brought by interstitial cystitis. These combinations include physical therapy, dietary supplements intake, bladder training, oral medications, and a set of exercise will help you in relieving the discomfort.
Importance of Exercise
The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) have stated that having a dose of regular exercise help not only the health of your bladder, but also with the other vital organs like the heart, lungs, muscles and joints as well. While doing the proper exercise, it produces good blood flow in the bladder which is important in keeping your bladder healthy, as well as the muscles in the bladder region. If you have been an active person before you have been diagnosed, you may think that you cannot return to your routine activities. But do you know that by doing some gentle exercises can be very helpful? Some people reported that doing gentle exercises works for all people with interstitial cystitis. These exercises are, walking, yoga, low impact aerobics, and Tai chi. Although there is no particular exercise that works for all people with IC, just try slow exercises to find out which works for you exactly.
Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises Walking is a good low impact aerobic exercise, swimming is good for IC patients too. But some people may be sensitive to the disinfecting chemicals in the pool, so have to look for one that only uses alternative disinfection methods. Low-Impact Aerobic Exercises helps because it avoids motions that causes excessive stretching and heavy straining of muscles.
Kegel Exercises Kegel is an exercise that strengthens your pelvic muscle floor that supports the bladder. This helps in reducing the muscle spasm you experience. The exercise is easy to do and can be completed anywhere and anytime. Below are steps in doing Kegel exercises: • Stand up straight and place your hand on the front of your lower abdomen. • Contract your pelvic floor muscles, while in this position. This is like the urge to pee but your are holding it. You should not move your pelvis, for it focuses on the internal muscles. • Strengthen the muscle by tightening it, then, hold for a count of three and release. Repeat this 10 times. • You should check your technique to be sure that you are not holding your breath or clenching your abdominal muscle. • Repeat the exercise for at least 10-15 times a day. You have to increase the length of the hold by a count of two each day. The exercise can be done anywhere, you can do this while you are standing, you are on the bus, and in the car. Others may not know what you are doing, but this little trick provide a great benefit to your health. • By doing this within 2 weeks, you will surely have good results.