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How do Kegel exercises work?

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They strengthen the muscles that help control the urethra. When these muscles are weak, you can't control the flow as well.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence."

WebMD Medical News: "Kegel Exercises Help Women With Urinary Incontinence."

WebMD Medical News: "Kegel Exercises Ease Stress Incontinence."

WebMD Health Guide: "Benefits of Kegel Exercises for Incontinence."

WebMD Sex Matters: "What is a Kegel and can it really help my sex life?

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 30, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Urinary Incontinence: Kegel Exercises for Your Pelvic Muscles."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Urinary Incontinence in Women."

National Library of Medicine MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: "Urge Incontinence."

WebMD Medical News: "Kegel Exercises Help Women With Urinary Incontinence."

WebMD Medical News: "Kegel Exercises Ease Stress Incontinence."

WebMD Health Guide: "Benefits of Kegel Exercises for Incontinence."

WebMD Sex Matters: "What is a Kegel and can it really help my sex life?

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on October 30, 2018

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