Did you know that roughly 24 percent of women in the United States are affected by a pelvic floor disorder (PFD)? This means that it’s possible that either you have dealt with a PFD or know someone who has. One of the best non-surgical treatments to alleviate any pain is strengthening your pelvic floor muscles. Learn how to identify the muscles in your pelvis, as well as exercises you can practice to improve your pelvic floor!
While many women often think urinary leakage is due to having children or going through menopause, incontinence at any life stage should not be considered standard. If you're suffering with leakage, just know that there is hope, as roughly 80 to 90% of women who seek help for their symptoms see an improvement. We've compiled the different types of treatment for urinary leakage so that you are able to take the next steps towards recovery.
According to Voices for PFD, Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) affect “one out of four women 20 years or older.” It’s nerve-wracking to think that people suffer from pelvic related issues, but choosing to deal with these issues is important. Knowing the risks and preventative measures may help you or someone you know seek the guidance needed to alleviate pain and suffering. Among the four PFDs that women may experience, uterine prolapse is one of them.
Does it feel like your bladder is running your life? Do you find yourself in the bathroom more often than you'd like? If it feels like your bladder is controlling you instead of the other way around, you may be suffering from urinary incontinence. The involuntary loss of control of urine or bowel movements may be embarrassing, but it’s not uncommon and affects quite a few Americans on a daily basis. According to Voices for PFD, roughly 30 to 50 percent of women suffer from bladder control and one out of every 12 adults may struggle with bowel control.
Do you always seek out a restroom when going somewhere? Do you find it hard to get to the restroom in time? Have you stopped going to events or outings in fear you won’t find a bathroom? If so, you’re not alone, and it’s time to look at what's causing the problem.