Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises help to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic floor muscles form the sling or hammock that extends from the pubic bone to the coccyx (tailbone). They used when stopping the flow of urine or keeping yourself from passing gas or bowel movements. Weakened pelvic muscles cause an inability to control your bladder or bowel movements. These simple clench-and-release exercises are easy to do, and once you get used to them, you can do them anytime and anywhere. In this article we are going to speak about “Benefits from Kegel exercise”.

Benefits from kegel exercise for women

  • Women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or who recently had a hysterectomy benefit most from Kegel exercises. POP can be caused by pregnancy, vaginal births, surgeries in the pelvic area, or frequent and intense coughing, laughing or sneezing.
  • Kegel exercises improve pelvic health during menopause and boost recovery from childbirth.
  • They reduce bladder leakage while increasing back and hip support
  • Kegel exercises improve their sexual health by;
    • Relaxing their vaginal muscles and making their vagina more open. This reduces pain during intercourse or pelvic exams.
    • It improves blood circulation to the vagina and pelvic floor, thus improving sexual arousal and making it easier for both partners to reach orgasm by increasing lubrication.

Benefits for men

  • Kegel exercises for men can help improve bladder control and possibly improve sexual performance. For example, if you had a prostate surgery-prostatectomy or diabetes and an overactive bladder, Kegel exercises if done well and, over some time, reduce the instances of urinary leakages or faecal incontinence or dribbling after urination when you’re out of the toilet.
  • Kegels increase men’s sexual pleasure through greater control of ejaculation and improved orgasm sensation and pleasure. Kegel exercises also show to improve ED symptoms and increase the hardness of erections.
  • Kegel exercises also help manage prostate pain and swelling with prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).