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Kegel exercise

(kā′gəl)
n.
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.

Kegel exercise

(ka'gel)
[Arnold H. Kegel, U.S. gynecologist, 1894–1981]
An exercise for strengthening the pubococcygeal and levator ani muscles. The patient should repeatedly and rapidly alternate contracting and relaxing the muscles for 10 seconds; relax for 20 seconds, then sustain the contraction for 10 to 20 seconds; the patient should then rest for 10 seconds and repeat the routine until fatigued. The number of repetitions should be increased gradually to between 50 and 150 per day.
Synonym: pelvic floor exercise See: incontinence, stress urinary
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I realize that's not unusual for a man in his late 60s, but a friend suggested I try Kegel exercises.
Chughtai recommends for all types of UI are Kegel exercises, which strengthen the muscles in the pelvic floor and help prevent or reduce leakage.
The vagina itself doesn't actually get "tighter" or smaller, but Kegel exercises do help you have more control over your pelvic floor and vagina, so you can tighten or flex if and when you want to
Surgery can be an option for stress incontinence if Kegels fail to improve the problem.
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Regularly doing Kegel exercises--squeezing and releasing your pelvic floor muscles--is the best way to strengthen the muscles that control urination, deMille stresses.
Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles that support the bladder, the uterus, and bowels.
Kegel exercises which was long known to help women with childbirth and recovery have been recommended for men as well by experts.
You're doing kegels right now," reads the poster from Veria Living, a TV channel that promotes living a healthy lifestyle, according to the New York Post.
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