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What is Kegel?
Kegel is a type of an exercise that helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscles which support the bladder, the uterus, rectum and small intestine. This exercise can be performed at just about any time of the day, when you are getting bored at work or in bed before sleeping.
How to do this exercise?
To understand which muscles are involved in this, firstly you need to flex your muscles to stop urination in midstream. If you do it successfully, you have found your pelvic floor muscles. This is for women. As for men, the muscle that stops you or restricts you from passing gas is the muscle involved in this exercise. The Kegel exercise involves holding this muscle for several seconds and releasing it.
The Harmful Effects of Kegel:
While Kegel can have several benefits, but overdoing anything can cause negative side effects-
Kegel exercises are known to be particularly beneficial for women. But in men, this exercise is shown to cause premature ejaculation. This is because the contraction of the prostate leads to the triggering of the sympathetic system that signals ejaculation.
Using the right muscles for it is essential. If you do not know how to engage the right muscles, it is not recommended to carry on with it. Ask for help if you are unable to do it. Also, it is essential to not involve the abdomen muscles. It can result in more harm than good.
The tightening of the pelvic floor muscles is a gradual process and doing the exercise more often than recommended does not expedite the process. If you do the exercise too often, then chances are you may strain the muscles and it can become tired and not able to do its function properly.
Ayurveda and Kegel:
- Ayurvedic drugs such as Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum) are medicines that should be used to treat complications caused due to Kegel exercises. It is a very powerful drug and has aphrodisiac properties as well. If. kegel. performed with the consumption of ayurvedic medicines(like Ashwagandharistha) will be safe and more beneficial.
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I am 26 married. I am facing this issue of frequent urination from past 2 days and also vaginal itching a burning sensation kind of and back pain. Please suggest what can be the cause and who should I visit?
Dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure where the cervix (the lower part of uterus) is dilated and tissues are removed from the inside of the uterus. The procedure is usually done to treat heavy menstrual bleeding or clean the lining of the uterus after an abortion or miscarriage.
During the procedure, the cervix is dilated with medication and a thin surgical instrument is inserted through the vagina. This instrument is then used to scrape (curettage) the uterine tissues.
Reasons for Conducting the Procedure
Dilation and curettage is mostly done to either treat or diagnose certain uterine disorders. Dilation and curettage is recommended if your doctor needs to diagnose conditions such as:
1. Irregular uterine bleeding
2. Postmenopausal bleeding
3. Discovery of unnatural endometrial cells while conducting a common test for cervical cancer
Sometimes, the doctor can take a sample tissue from the uterus and perform tests on it to check for the following conditions:
1. Uterine cancer
2. Uterine polyps (abnormal tissue growth)
3. Endometrial hyperplasia (precancerous thickening of the uterine lining)
1. To clear away molar pregnancy; which is characterized by formation of tumours.
2. To treat heavy bleeding after childbirth; any remaining placenta in the uterus is removed.
3. To remove benign uterine or cervical polyps.
4. To clear away fibroids (benign tumours which form on the uterine wall)
5. To remove any tissue that could have been left behind after an abortion or miscarriage to prevent heavy bleeding or infection
What needs to be considered before opting for it?
The procedure of dilation and curettage is mostly safe. Complications from this procedure are rare, but some factors should always be taken care off.
1. The surgical instrument can perforate or poke a hole in the uterus. Sometimes, perforations can heal on their own; but if any organ or blood vessel gets damaged, then another surgery will be required.
2. The cervix can be damaged during the procedure. The doctor can stitch the wound close, or apply pressure on the wound to stop the bleeding.
3. Sometimes, there might be scar tissues on the wall of the uterus. This can cause irregular, painful or absent menstrual cycles, augment risks of infertility and future miscarriages.