Kegel exercises are meant to tighten the pelvic floor muscles, or the muscles supporting the bladder, uterus, vagina, urethra, and rectum. American gynecologist Dr. Antonio Kegel created these exercises in the late 1940s. They are designed to protect you from the discomfort and possible embarrassment of urinary incontinence, or the unintentional leaking of urine. The US Centers for […]
The pelvic floor helps regulate bladder and bowel function as well as sexual wellness. It also supports the pelvic organs, such as the vagina and urinary bladder. What are the most common types of pelvic floor issues that can affect women? Find out here.