Pelvic Exercise

What is mean by pelvic floor exercise,how to do that?
What is pelvic floor exercise?
How to do that exercise?
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Harisha N L Bangalore | General Physician
Pelvic floor exercises (ie, Kegel exercises) work best in mild cases of stress incontinence associated with urethral hypermobility but not intrinsic sphincter deficiency. They also benefit men who develop urinary incontinence following prostate surgery.
Kegel exercises have been shown to improve the strength and tone of the muscles of the pelvic floor (ie, the levator ani, and particularly the pubococcygeus). During times of increased intra-abdominal pressure, tensing of these muscles tightens the connective tissue that supports the urethra. Thus, pressure transmission to the urethra may increase, and the urethra compresses shut during times of increased stress.
The exercises consist of voluntary contractions of the muscles of the pelvic floor. Because both fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fibers are found in the levator ani complex, both rapid contractions and slow contractions held for maximal duration should be performed to achieve the best possible results...consult urologist they will help you further
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