Strengthening your pelvic floor and eating better help control bodily functions

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
physical therapy, Roger Mommaerts (CC-BY-SA)
Physical therapy can be helpful for many conditions. Photo: Roger Mommaerts (CC-BY-SA).

A weak pelvic floor can lead to debilitating loss of control of bowel movements and decrease sexual satisfaction. Two medical experts recommend pelvic floor exercises and surgical procedures. Then a urologist shares dietary advice to reduce incontinence.

Featured in this Episode

  • Physical therapy: The importance of pelvic floor health

    A frequent need for bathroom breaks may suggest a weak pelvic floor. We talk to physical therapist Lori Thein Brody and orthopedic team leader Carrie Schwoerer about exercise and surgical options for people with pelvic floor disorders.

    • Diet can help reduce incontinence

      Certain foods and fluids are known to irritate the bladders of many people. Other foods are believed to reduce incontinence. We talk to Dr. Michael Guralnick, a professor of urology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, about the importance of diet on bladder control.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Lori Thein Brody Guest
  • Carrie Schwoerer Guest
  • Michael Guralnick Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director

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