Men rarely see Thomas J. Weida, MD, for medical tests without prodding from a wife or girlfriend. When they do show up, Weida jokes that he “can see the drag marks on the carpet.”
It’s amusing, of course. But it can quickly turn serious when a man ignores important symptoms. Weida says he knows of men who got away with ignoring chest pain for a couple of weeks. Eventually, though, they died of heart attacks.
Kegel exercises are often combined with biofeedback techniques to
teach the proper exercise methods and maintain exercise effectiveness.
Biofeedback allows you to see, feel, or hear when an exercise is being
performed correctly. This can be done by placing a finger in your anus to feel
it contract when the pelvic muscles are exercised.
Pelvic floor (Kegel) exercises with or without biofeedback
techniques require a high level of motivation and frequent repetition to be
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July 8, 2010
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