Pelvic support issues are common and problematic for both men and women. Kegel exercises are designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. They were originally developed by Dr. Arnold Kegel in 1948 as a method of controlling incontinence in women following childbirth and strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. These exercises are now recommended for women with urinary stress incontinence, incontinence after childbirth, men who may have urinary incontinence after prostate surgery, and people who have fecal incontinence.
MedlinePlus: Pelvic Support Problems
Developed at the National Library of Medicine specifically for health care consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information targeting the lay public.
American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
http://www.acog.org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq012.pdf?dmc=1&ts=20120305T1118362917The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, or ACOG, provides excellent information for understanding pelvic support problems and the symptoms associated with the disorder.
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Informative booklet written especially for women.
American Urogynecologic Society Foundation
This Web site has been designed by physicians for women who want to know more about pelvic floor disorders, a treatable medical condition affecting millions of women. The UGS Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for women who suffer from pelvic floor disorders.
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