Kegel exercises


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Kegel exercises

(ˈkɛɡəl)
pl n
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) exercises for rehabilitating the pelvic-floor muscles of women suffering stress incontinence, esp after childbirth. Also called: pelvic-floor exercises
[C20: named after A. H. Kegel (1894-1981), US gynaecologist]
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Noun1.Kegel exercises - exercises for women designed to improve the ability to hold urine
exercise, exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout - the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit; "the doctor recommended regular exercise"; "he did some exercising"; "the physical exertion required by his work kept him fit"
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Keg·el ex·er·cises

n. Kegel, ejercicios de, ejercicios que consisten en alternar contracciones y relajamiento de los músculos perineales con el fin de controlar mejor la incontinencia.
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s*x therapists have long recommended that women do Kegel exercises (flexing the muscles in your pelvic floor) throughout the day, but also during s*x.
It's like doing those Kegel Exercises to strengthen muscles that you did not even know you had.
To strengthen these muscles, one needs to do kegel exercises, he suggested.
Treating the Problem If you have stress incontinence, your doctor will likely recommend Kegel exercises. "These strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor," Dr.
The purpose of the present study was to design of booklet about all information of Kegel exercises by Arabic language as ahealthawarenessprogram from prostatitis.
Teaching pelvic floor exercises, commonly called Kegel exercises, needs to be done thoroughly and appropriately.
For instructions, see mayoclinic.org's article on "Kegel exercises for men [2]."
Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles that support the bladder, the uterus, and bowels.
BACK IN 1948, USC gynecologist Arnold Kegel, MD, announced the health benefits of strengthening the pelvic floor with what became known as Kegel exercises. As it turned out, practicing the simple PC muscle contractions not only helped cure urinary incontinence, it helped women have orgasms--some for the first time.
Kegel exercises which was long known to help women with childbirth and recovery have been recommended for men as well by experts.
For instance, if you're experiencing urinary or fecal incontinence, your doctor may recommend Kegel exercises (described below) or medication.
(4) Incontinence treatments may include behavioral modification, medication, a referral to physical therapy, perhaps surgery, and Kegel exercises.