Kegel exercises for women
Pelvis | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Kegel exercises for women (Disease)
A kegel is the name of a pelvic floor exercise, named after Dr. Kegel who discovered the exercise. These muscles are attached to the pelvic bone and act like a hammock, holding in your pelvic organs. To isolate these muscles try stopping and starting the flow of urine.
Involuntary leakage of urine (urinary incontinence) is the bane of many of us whove reached our 40s — and often affects younger women, too. Decreasing levels of estrogen can weaken the muscles that have control over the urethra (the tube carrying urine from the bladder to the outside of the body).
Other factors, such as weight gain as we get older, can make incontinence worse. Kegel, or pelvic floor muscle exercises are done to strengthen the muscles which support the urethra, bladder, uterus and rectum. ...