Urinary incontinence (or the involuntary loss of urine) affects about 15 million women in America, especially those above 40.
Women also experience some degree of urinary incontinence during pregnancy, which can be mild and infrequent for some and severe for others. While it isn’t categorized as a serious disease, it can cause a lot of discomfort, particularly during social engagements, work meetings and family gatherings. Some women complain that even a slight sneeze and cough makes them wet their pants. However, yoga can be useful in managing the condition better.
According to a study from UC San Francisco published in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, women who suffer from incontinence can reduce their episodes by about 70 percent with the help of yoga. Yoga helps to strengthen and renew the pelvic muscles, which plug the leak. Here are five yoga poses that experts recommend to prevent urinary incontinence.
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