Kegel exercise

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Ke·gel exercise

Any of various exercises involving controlled contraction and release of the muscles at the base of the pelvis, used especially as a treatment for urinary incontinence.

[After Arnold H. Kegel (1894-1981), American gynecologist.]
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Anyone can benefit from Kegels, including trans women and men.
Surgery can be an option for stress incontinence if Kegels fail to improve the problem.
However, Kegels may prevent your condition from getting worse.
Teaching pelvic floor exercises, or Kegels, during pregnancy regardless of the presence of incontinence, has been shown to decrease the risk of incontinence both during the pregnancy and postpartum.
for lipstick on my teeth, do my Kegels. Some kisses I owe to you,
Once you've got the knack of doing Kegels, do four or five several times a day in different positions--standing, sitting, and lying down, as well as the sit-to-stand exercises below.
Another important exercise as we get older is to practice Kegels. Kegels, which help individuals better manage incontinence by strengthening the pelvic muscles that control urine flow, can be done discreetly anytime, anywhere.
Pelvic floor exercises (Kegels) get you contracting and relaxing the muscles that support the urethra, bladder, uterus (for women) and rectum to help you manage incontinence.
To do Kegels, imagine you are trying to stop the flow of urine or trying not to pass gas.
The ( American Urological Association recommends Kegels, along with other behavioural modifications for men and women with over-active bladders.