British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講英語普通話廣東話幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵預防治療康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11時沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步在下雨天或寒冷季節步行於列治文購物中心)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

How to do Kegal Exercises for Men 男性如何做「凱格爾運動」 (提肛運動)

Prostate Cancer Supportive Care (PCSC) Program

The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for men with prostate cancer, their partners, and their family from the time of initial diagnosis onward. Men can self-refer to this program or be referred by their doctor. Kegal Exercise (Strengthening pelvic floor muscles) is one of the PCSC program.

If you are not a prostate cancer patient, you may try the instruction on wikiHow to do Kegal Exercises for Men :
Image titled Do Kegel Exercises for Men Step 10Before you do a Kegel exercise, find your pelvic floor muscles by trying to stop the flow of urine mid-stream. Those are the muscles you want to squeeze during Kegels! To do the exercise, squeeze your pelvic floor (or kegel) muscles for 5 seconds, then rest for 10 seconds. Aim for 10 reps 3-4 times a day. Try doing Kegel exercises while you're talking on the phone or watching TV. To make sure you're doing the exercises correctly, keep reading by clicking the above Hyperlink!


WHAT ARE KEGEL EXERCISES? 



Millions suffer from urinary incontinence (urine leakage). Often people feel as if their bladders Control their lives, but Kegel exercises may help you control your bladder. Bladder control depends on muscles working together. The bladder muscle should be relaxed when the bladder is filling and the pelvic floor muscles should be tight. The pelvic floor muscles surround the urethra (the tube that urine passes through). When they tighten they help prevent leakage. Strong pelvic floor muscles can help prevent leakage and calm the urge to pass urine.

It will take practice to learn how to control your pelvic floor muscles. You should exercise often enough to make it a habit. Pelvic floor muscle support usually gets better about six weeks after starting the exercises. 
When women perform Kegel exercises correctly, they will feel a slight pulling in the rectum and vagina—a similar feeling to winking or puckering your lips. Men will feel a pulling of the anus and the penis will move. You can learn to control these muscles and make them stronger. For exact guidelines on how to perform Kegel Exercises, visit UrologyHealth.org/Kegels.
Strengthening your pelvic floor is one step you can take to control your bladder. But exercises may not be enough. You should tell your health care provider if you have urine urgency or if you are leaking urine. They can offer other treatment options that may provide further relief.

UrologyHealth.org  |  WINTER 2018-2019  |  UROLOGYHEALTH extra
Dr. Lisa N. Hawes is a practicing general urologist with Chesapeake Urology Associates (CUA) in the greater Baltimore, Md. region.


PROSTATE CANCER / PROSTATECTOMY HEALTH


Many men find that they are incontinent (involuntarily leaking urine) following a prostatectomy. Although we do not have the statistics for men, research shows that based on verbal and written instruction, 75% of women are unable to contract and relax their pelvic floor muscle correctly. Our clinical experience shows it to be about the same for men. At Dayan Physiotherapy we use Biofeedback to assess your ability to contract your pelvic floor (Kegel’s) and if needed, to teach you how to contract and strengthen the muscle. Once you can do this and have enough strength in your pelvic floor, we help you learn how to use your pelvic floor to return to activities without leaking urine. This assessment can be done before the operation, giving you confidence in your skill postoperatively. https://dayanphysio.com/conditions/prostatectomy-health.php

Dayan Physiotherapy and Pelvic Floor Clinic
909-750 W Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Z 1H8
604-739-3133 (phone), 604-739-3135 (fax)
info@dayanphysio.com  www.dayanphysio.com


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