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What are Kegel exercises for men?

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Kegels are exercises that help you zero in on and strengthen muscles below the bladder that help control urine flow.

Urinary incontinence in men can result from a weak urinary sphincter caused by surgery for prostate cancer, an overactive bladder, or a bladder that doesn't contract. Kegels can help you improve -- or in some cases completely regain -- bladder control.

SOURCES:

Urology Centers of Alabama, Male Incontinence, "Urinary Incontinence."

National Institutes of Health, Kidney and Urological Diseases: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, "Kegel Exercises for Urinary Incontinence."

University of California at Santa Barbara, "Kegel Exercises."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

SOURCES:

Urology Centers of Alabama, Male Incontinence, "Urinary Incontinence."

National Institutes of Health, Kidney and Urological Diseases: "Urinary Incontinence in Men."

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, "Kegel Exercises for Urinary Incontinence."

University of California at Santa Barbara, "Kegel Exercises."

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on July 03, 2018

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