Kegels in Your Car

One annoying, stressful, obnoxious fact of aging is, well, peeing in your pants. Stress incontinence can be avoided by doing mula bandha during yoga, which is basically doing a Kegel clench during your entire yoga practice. It's what I've done for eighteen years, and it works. But if you're not into yoga, you need to have a daily Kegel practice. What Are Kegels? Pelvic floor muscle exercises were developed in 1948 by American obstetrician and gynecologist, Dr. Arnold Kegel. Kegels consist of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the pubococcygeus (pubo-cock-see-gee-us) muscle, which is like a hammock holding in all the other muscles attached to the pelvic bone and surrounding organs. The benefits of Kegels are well documented. Incontinence Involuntary leakage of urine disrupts normal living and is demoralizing and depressing for those who suffer from this condition. Strengthening your PC muscle specifically addresses stress incontinence, which is the involuntary loss of urine when a person coughs, laughs, jogs, shouts, sneezes, or lifts heavy objects such as grocery bags or small children. By strengthening your PC muscles, stress incontinence can be prevented, improved, even cured. Prostate Cancer Surgery A man's PC muscle can be weakened from an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, a radical prostatectomy, or radiation therapy for prostate cancer. A flabby PC muscle leads to incontinence. After surgery and radiation for prostate cancer, some urinary control is inevitably lost f...
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Publication date: February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &Gynaecology, Volume 55Author(s):
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsWe found the precise anatomy of the connective tissue layer from umbilical artery to urinary bladder and the superior vesical artery. Our procedure based on the precise anatomy obtained in this study is reasonable anatomically as a method for separation of the vesicouterine ligament during radical hysterectomy.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study investigated the modulation of micro-RNAs associated with the PI3K/AKT/mTOR-axis by mango polyphenols (MP) in MCF-12A non-cancer and MDA-MB231 breast cancer cell lines. MP reduced proliferation in the cancer cells by up to 90% (10 mg GAE/L) but did not cause cytotoxicity in the non-cancer cells within the same concentration range. In contrast, in TNF-α-treated non-cancer MCF-12A cells, MP significantly decreased expression and phosphorylation of NF-κB while modulating mRNA and protein levels of PI3K/AKT/mTOR and up-regulated miR-126. The mechanistic involvement of miR-126 was investigated using its...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
In this study, Se-enriched peanut protein nanoparticles-stabilized Pickering emulsions (PPEs) were used to encapsulate 5DN to enhance its bioaccessibility, cellular uptake and transport rate. The preparation of PPEs, and their digestion profiles in gastrointestinal tract, cell uptake and transport were investigated. Results showed that the bioaccessibility of 5DN was significantly higher within PPEs (18.3%) than in bulk oil (9.2%). Besides, PPEs-encapsulated 5DN has a greater apical-to-basolateral (AP-BL) transport rate (26.9 × 10−6 cm s−1) than 5DN (21.7 × 10−6 cm s−1). ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 55Author(s): Chia-Yuan Chang, Bing-Ying Ho, Tzu-Ming PanAbstractColorectal cancer (CRC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Chemotherapy is the usual treatment, but entails side effects. Although lactic acid bacteria (LAB) ameliorate CRC, the effects of LAB-fermented skim milk are unknown. Thus, we investigated the effect of Lactobacillus paracasei subsp. paracasei NTU 101-fermented skim milk (NTU 101FM) in combination with chemotherapy on CRC, and its effect on chemotherapeutic side effects in vivo. NTU 101FM + chemotherapy treatm...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: CXCR2, ANXA1, and CCR3 as well as olfactory receptor-related genes (proteins) may be used as biomarkers to assess zinc status in mice. PMID: 30770772 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2019Source: Journal of Cranio-Maxillofacial SurgeryAuthor(s): Mohamed E. Awad, Amara Altman, Radwa Elrefai, Peter Shipman, Stephen Looney, Mohammed ElsalantyAbstractBackgroundVascularized fibular flaps are considered the gold standard for the reconstruction of segmental defects in the mandible. This review compares the complication and success rates of these techniques between primary and secondary reconstruction, as well as between lateral and antero-lateral defects.Type of studies reviewedA systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted according to PRISMA protocol and th...
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Molecular and Cellular EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Amanda C. Ampey, Derek S. Boeldt, Luca Clemente, Mary A. Grummer, FuXian Yi, Ronald R. Magness, Ian M. BirdAbstractEnhancement of vasodilation of uterine arteries during pregnancy occurs through increased connexin (Cx)43 gap junction (GJ) communication supporting more frequent and sustained Ca2+ ‘bursts’. Such adaptation is lacking in subjects with preeclampsia (PE). Here we show TNF-alpha, commonly increased in PE subjects, inhibits Cx43 function and Ca2+ bursts in pregnancy-derived ovine uterine artery en...
Source: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsTiming for oral rehabilitation may differ depending on the treatment modality followed for mandibular tumors in the patient with oral cancer. However, most patients in this cohort underwent rehabilitation with removable mandibular resection prostheses regardless of the timing of care. Endosseous implants were used infrequently, but research is needed to better understand their potential role and indication in the patient with oral cancer.
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Here ’s what most medical experts agree on: People 50 and older should be screened for colon cancer. Here’s what is more controversial: Whether that screening should start, routinely, at age 45. Recently, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommended that colon cancer screenings start at age 45. The ir recommendation was based in large part on an uptick […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Oncology/Hematology Source Type: blogs
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