A full-faced military gas mask, gloves, a daily dose of 500g of intravenous vitamin C and a truckload of toilet paper will probably satisfy most people’s protection requirements against the coronavirus.
If, however, the little sucker still manages to get you, you will 100% experience coughing, sneezing, and the need to blow your nose more than you care to. Other than annoying your nervous system, this will also seriously annoy your pelvic floor.
Because, E-VE-RY SINGLE TIME you cough, sneeze, or blast secretions from your nose, your internal content will be pushed down to your pelvic floor by the force required to perform these tasks. To protect your dignity and keep you from peeing or pooing your pants or belching out a horrendously loud, bum sound, at these times your pelvic floor contracts (without you even knowing it) to safeguard the closure of your urethra (where pee comes out) and your anus (you guessed it, where poo and gas are excreted). This action also keeps your pelvic organs in place to save you from prolapsing (even more so if you are already prolapsed). Fantastic pelvic floor action!
Doing this constantly can fatigue your pelvic floor to the point that it can’t function well anymore. It could even be dead in the water for the time being. If this is the case, you will likely experience incontinence E-VE-RY SINGLE TIME you cough, sneeze, or blow your nose. Plus, you become more exposed to prolapse.
Since Pelvic Floor Exercises CAN and WILL boost the strength, endurance, and reaction time of your pelvic floor, it’s smart to include them in your everyday self-care routine, along with measures to boost your immunity.
In this way, even if you do catch the coronavirus, you can maintain your dignity.
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