The Kegel Fix
Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual And Urinary Health
Andrew L. Siegel M.D.
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The Kegel Fix: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual and Urinary Health unveils the secrets of the vitally important—yet often overlooked and neglected—pelvic floor muscles, and provides you with the wherewithal to tap into their mysterious, almost magical powers. The pelvic floor muscles are the “hidden jewels” of the pelvis, essential partners with the genital, urinary and intestinal tracts. Achieving a well-conditioned pelvic floor will optimize vaginal tone, pelvic organ support and sexual, urinary and bowel function as well as positively impact core strength and stability, posture and spinal alignment.
In the 1940s, Dr. Arnold Kegel popularized pelvic floor muscle exercises to improve female sexual and urinary health. His renowned program incorporated education, progressive intensity and the use of an internal vaginal device to provide resistance strengthening as well as feedback. Sadly, 65 years later, “Kegel exercises” bear little resemblance to what he so brilliantly described. Lacking in guidance, rigor and feedback—and often ignoring the benefit of resistance—today’s exercises leave many women unable to identify their pelvic muscles or properly perform the training and end up being abandoned.
In The Kegel Fix, Dr. Andrew Siegel restores pelvic muscle training to the classic sense established by Dr. Kegel and introduces new age, next generation pelvic floor muscle exercise regimens designed and customized for specific pelvic floor dysfunctions. The following conditions can be improved and even prevented with his specially tailored programs: vaginal laxity, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual and orgasmic dysfunction, stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, bowel urgency/incontinence and pelvic pain due to tension myalgia.
The Kegel Fix reveals the damaging pelvic consequences of pregnancy, labor, childbirth, menopause and poor lifestyle choices, and demystifies the out-of-sight, out-of-mind and often misunderstood pelvic muscles that can help to address such issues. Pelvic training is made easily accessible as you discover to “snap, clench and squeeze” your way to a healthy, fit and toned vagina and pelvic floor, providing benefits from bedroom to bathroom. You will learn to apply your newfound pelvic know-how to real-life situations in order to improve pelvic function, empowering you from within. You owe it to yourself (and your partner) to optimize the function of your “female muscles” and reclaim your pelvic, sexual and urinary health.