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Who can benefit from Kegel exercises?

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Anyone, at any age, who suffers urinary incontinence or leaks urine. While the exercise mainly helps those with stress urinary incontinence, it can also work if you have urge incontinence from overactive bladder. This causes a sudden urge to pee. You might not always make it to the bathroom. Men can do Kegel exercises to control urinary incontinence that can happen after prostate surgery.

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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