Incontinence is just the beginning.
Other issues tend to quickly pop up once incontinence becomes a problem.
Incontinence is a sensitive subject. If proper tools and guidance are available to men, the recovery of continence is strong.
The goal of therapy is to control Urine leakage in men using a multipronged approach including nutrition, hydration, body mechanics and behavior strategies so that, ultimately, the patient can enjoy a good quality of life without worrying about finding bathrooms, using diapers, skin infection, sepsis and dehydration.
Patients stop drinking fluids to stave off wetness issues, then end up with constipation issues. Constipation then results in increased urine leakage
Decreased Quality of Life.
Patients stop socializing and participating in pleasurable activities because of incontinence, lack of bathroom access, using diapers which are wet and bulky.
Urine leakage sometimes results in decreased intimacy which may exacerbate relationship or marital conflict.
Inability to control leakage has a devastating effect on a man’s self –esteem which may result in depression, isolation or engage in meaningful relationships.
Leakage of Urine causes
1. Increased anxiety, depression and self-isolation.
2. Dehydration due to decreased fluid intake which may cause UTI or sepsis.
3. Scouting for bathrooms becomes a habit.
4.Decreased quality of life.
5. Using Depends and pads is expensive, degrading and uncomfortable.
- Before You Begin
- Prostate Cancer and The Prostate
- Anatomy of The Pelvic Floor
- How the Male Bladder Works?
- What is Radical Prostatectomy?
- How Does Urination Occur?
- What Is Urinary Incontinence?
- Post Surgical Precautions
- Components for Optimal Outcome: Stopping Leakage of Urine
- The Must-Do Protocol for Immediately After Surgery/Treatment
- Measuring Success with a Bladder Log
- About Kegel Exercises
- Specific Guidelines for Kegel Exercises Vanita's Way
- How to Do a Kegel Before Surgery
- What to Remember as you Progress
- Body Mechanics Index
- Common Complaint from Men after treatment of Prostate Cancer: I feel a squirt or a huge leakage of urine when I stand up from sitting position
- How to Stand Up from a Chair Without Leaking (0:51)
- How to walk away after standing up without leaking (1:18)
- Getting Out of the Bed without Leaking (0:36)
- Getting Up From The Recliner Without Leaking (0:45)
- Getting Out Of The Car Without Leaking
- Constipation & Leakage
- Stress Levels and Leakage
- Importance of Mindfulness in Decreasing Leakage of Urine
- What To Do If You Feel Dribbling Of Urine When You Are Walking
- Controlling Urine Leakage At Night Using The Alarm Clock
- Guidelines To Sleeping Through The Night
- Why Drinking Water Is Important To Get A Urine Stream
- How To Get A Stream & A Sensation To Urinate (If You Don’t Have Either)
- What happens if you contract and relax your pelvic muscles to get a stream of urine (pumping action).
- How To Stop Dribbling, Or Urine Leakage After Finishing Urination
- Why You Should Not Do Kegels by Trying to Stop Urine Midstream.
- The Phenomenon Of Phantom Leakage
- How To Make It To The Bathroom Without Dribbling (Overcoming Urinary Urgency And Frequency)
- How to know how much belly I should pull in?
- Types of Diapers and Pads
- Importance of Transitioning to Smaller Pads and Thinner Pads.
- Introduction to Symptom Questionnaire.
- Symptoms Questionnaire: Initial Evaluation
- Pad Protocol to follow
- Kegel Exercises Protocol After Surgery (1:58)
- Exercise Glossary
- Week 0 - Prepare for a New Lifestyle (1:05)
- Week 1 - Start Slow (5:01)
- Week 2 – Holding the Count (6:19)
- Week 3 – Be Consistent and Dependent (7:08)
- Week 4 – Heating Up (8:11)
- Week 5 – Over the Hump (10:40)
- Week 6 – Dry at Night (11:53)
- Week 7 – Dry in the Morning (14:36)
- Week 8 – Getting Back to Normal (21:59)
- Week 9 – Made It! (25:24)
- Week 10 – Back to Normal (25:24)
- Kegels (1:05)
- Reverse Kegels (0:53)
- Frontal Kegel (0:24)
- Complete Kegel (0:45)
- Mindfulness Exercise One (1:01)
- Mindfulness Exercise Two (1:01)
- Mindfulness Exercise Three (1:01)
- Leg Rolls Supine (0:56)
- Squeezing the Ball (0:49)
- Pushing the Band (0:49)
- Reverse Abdominal One (1:03)
- Reverse Abdominal Two (1:26)
- Reverse Abdominal Three (1:03)
- Pillow Squeeze (0:49)
- Mini Squat (0:51)
- Overhead Reach (1:01)
- Diagonal Reach in Standing (1:01)
- Pushing Down (0:51)
- Sit to Stand (0:54)
- Side Step (0:52)
- Stool Step Up (0:54)
- Lifting an Object (1:03)
- Butterfly Stretch in Sitting (0:51)
- Butterfly Stretch in Supine (1:03)
- Legs up Against the wall (0:33)
- Legs up Against a Wall with Rolling (1:01)
- Accupressure Points for Relaxation: Hand (1:00)
- Accupressure Points for Relaxation: Foot (1:48)
Vanita Gaglani, PT
Vanita has treated over 3500 patients suffering from incontinence. Her self-designed protocol is 95% effective to help patients achieve dryness in just 10 weeks.
Limit of Liability and Disclaimer Warranty:
The advice in this course are based generally accepted principles. Results may vary for different people and the author does the not guarantee any result and is not liable for the outcome. Always consult a Medical Doctor before starting the program in case you have any medical or dietary restrictions.