Maternal / Newborn Question #17


A nurse in the women’s health clinic is instructing a client on the benefits of Kegel exercises for which of the following conditions?


  1. Endometriosis
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  2. Menopause
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  3. Urinary infection.
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  4. Stress incontinence.
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Kegel exercises help strengthen the muscles that support the vagina, uterus, bladder, and rectum. Prolapse occurs when the pelvic floor muscles are too weak to support the structures. Stress incontinence increases when pelvic muscles are weak and kegel exercises help strengthen the pelvic floor and may improve or eliminate bladder leakage. The other Options (A, B, C) are incorrect because although weakened pelvic floor muscles are affected after menopause, the aging condition is not the only one for benefits of kegel exercises.

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