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Kegel Exercise Equipment
Yes but there's more: The term kegel refers to pelvic muscles that tighten the pelvic floor. They close the 3 openings: urethra, vagina, and anus. It's good to practice daily both quick squeeze & relax, as well as squeeze & hold (eg. 10 seconds) to optimize all functions of these muscles. Like any muscle regular exercise is necessary otherwise "you'll lose it if you don't use it.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pelvic muscle: Kegels are exercises designed to strengthen the pelvic muscles. This helps with some bladder control issues, especially those that occur after having a baby. Here's a site if you want to learn how to do them: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/womens-health/in-depth/kegel-exercises/art-20045283 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teacher or student?: Doing exercises throughout the day every day can be daunting. So it is best for women to try to schedule them during times they can remember to do them and can concentrate on them. However, because we are all busy, it would be fine to do them when sitting in class/during a meeting/on a flight, standing in a line or queue, even lying down during 'exercise' of any type. See my answer app for kegels. ...Read more
Pelvic floor muscles: Used in sex & urinary control, can be weakened with age, childbirth or surgery. Kegels help to strengthen these muscles, stopping and starting urine midstream will help you identify the muscles you need to contract for these exercises. After you know what contract, do 8 to 12 exercises 3 times daily at least 4 times a week. A physical therapist may be necessary in difficult cases. ...Read more
Exercises to work: Out the pelvic floor muscles. You can basically perform a Kegel by starting to urinate and then stopping the stream abruptly. Another way to think about it is trying to create the "opposite" sensation of when you are trying to poop ... pull instead of push! Benefits wise, for men it may help with fecal or urinary incontinence, and possible some element of erectile dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kegel exercises: Kegel exercises can increase pelvic floor strength, which is needed to support the uterus, bladder, small intestine, and rectum. The exercises can be done during pregnancy or after childbirth to try to prevent urinary incontinence. Along with counseling and sex therapy, they might also be helpful for women who have persistent difficulty reaching orgasm. They also help men control leaky bladders. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Practice it just like women do by properly isolating the pelvic floor muscles to exercise them with slow voluntary contraction and relaxation as if you're holding the urine or stool. If done correctly, one would not show visible movement of abdominal muscles. Its effects are two folds: Enhance awareness and increase the tone of voluntarily controllable pelvis striated muscles. Ask Doc as needed. ...Read more
Kegel: Pelvic floor exercise, or kegel exercise (/?ke???l/, /?ki???l/), consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the "kegel muscles". Several tools exist to help with these exercises, although various studies debate the relative effectiveness of different tools versus traditional exercises.. ...Read more
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