Pelvic floor exercise or Kegel exercise consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor.
The aim of Kegel exercises is to improve muscle tone by strengthening the pubococcygeus muscles of the pelvic floor.
Kegel is a popular prescribed exercise for pregnant women to prepare the pelvic floor for physiological stresses of the later stages of pregnancy and childbirth. Kegel exercises are said to be good for treating vaginal prolapse and preventing uterine prolapse in women. In men these exercises are usually done to reduce urinary incontinence, reduce premature ejaculatory occurrences, and to increase the size and intensity of erections.
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