Definition of Kegel exercises
: repetitive contractions of the pelvic muscles that control the flow in urination in order to strengthen these muscles especially to control or prevent incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourse —called also Kegels
Origin and Etymology of kegel exercises
Arnold H. Kegel †1976 American gynecologist
First Known Use: 1975
Medical Definition of Kegel exercises
: repetitive contractions of the muscles that control the flow in urination in order to increase the tone of the pubococcygeus muscle of the pelvic floor especially to prevent or control incontinence or to enhance sexual responsiveness during intercourse Kegel exercises, which work the pelvic muscles and are often assigned after the delivery of a child, can be effective for stress incontinence.—Tracy L. Pipp, USA Today, 27 Jan. 1997 … encourage him to continue doing Kegel exercises. Studies confirm that incontinence after prostate surgery may continue to improve for more than two years postsurgery.—Diane A. Smith, quoted in The Saturday Evening Post, 1 July 2009
Biographical Note for kegel exercises
Arnold Henry (1894–1976), American gynecologist.
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