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Kegel exercises make your pelvic floor muscles stronger. These muscles control your urine flow and help hold your pelvic organs in place.
Doctors often prescribe Kegels for:
Kegels are easy to do and can be done anywhere without anyone knowing.
Your stomach and thigh muscles should not tighten when you do this.
Try to do this at least 3 times a day.
Doing them during urination can hurt your bladder.
Kegels work best when done on a regular schedule.
Your doctor may want you to try doing Kegels with biofeedback. It lets you to see, feel, or hear when an exercise is being done correctly.
Current as of:
July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineElizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine
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