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How do you do Kegels?

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To do Kegel exercises, pretend you are trying to stop the flow of urine or trying not to pass gas. When you do this, you're contracting your pelvic floor muscles. While doing these exercises, try not to move your leg, buttock, or abdominal muscles. No one should be able to tell that you're doing Kegel exercises.

Do Kegels every day, five sets a day. Each time you contract the muscles of the pelvic floor, hold for a slow count of five and then relax. Repeat this 10 times for one set of Kegels.

From: Urge Incontinence WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

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

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

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

Medcompare: "InterStim Therapy in Voiding Dysfunction."

Medscape Medical News: "Pubovaginal Fascial Sling May Be Helpful for Urinary Stress Incontinence in Women."

AHRQ Evidence Reports: Treatment for Overactive Bladder in Women, June 2010.

Shaw, H. , 2011. Southern Medical Journal

Dmochowski, R. Reviews in Urology, 2002.

News release, FDA.

American Urological Association: "Diagnosis and Treatment of Overactive Bladder (Non-Neurogenic) in Adults: AUA/SUFU Guideline."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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