Might you be one of the one in three woman that struggle with a pelvic floor disorder?
You just might be…so read on!
Pelvic floor disorders captures multiple symptoms that are most common among woman who have experienced childbirth or menopause.
Are any of the following symptoms impacting on your quality of life? If so, know that there is help.
- Vaginal laxity – for some woman their can be a loss of sexual pleasure and sensation with poor tone of the muscles of the pelvic floor.
- Urinary stress incontinence – do you love to laugh but you hold back because you might leak? Do you cross your legs when you cough or sneeze? Is bouncing on a trampoline out of the question?
- Prolapse – do you get a heaviness sensation in the vagina particularly after standing for long periods of time? The pelvic floor muscles are meant to support the bladder, rectum and uterus but when the pelvic muscles are weak these organs can push into the vagina creating discomfort.
The pelvic floor muscles create a hammock or sling in the pelvis and with childbirth and/or the dwindling levels of estrogen that post-menopausal woman see, these pelvic floor muscles can weaken and can create some annoying issues that can impact on your quality of life.
The traditional approach to pelvic floor disorders has always included Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises are important and can, when done properly and religiously make a difference.
Unfortunately, not all woman have the ability to Kegel, often they do so improperly, and in many cases they simply don’t keep up with the program. One way or the other, Kegel exercises simply aren’t enough for many woman.
Fortunately, there is a cutting edge medical device for home use that is not only effective for pelvic floor muscle weakness, but it is fun to use too…if you know what I mean 😉
Join us for a candid discussion on urogenital health and learn more about what you can do to optimize your health from head to vagina!! Visit reasontosmile.ca and sign up to join Project Vagina: Modern Strategies for Revitalization, a webinar hosted live on November 30th, 2016 at 6:30pm, where Dr. Prouse will discuss treatment options.
Don’t suffer in silence…speak up knowing there is help!
Dr. Kristy Prouse MD, FRCSC (OB/GYN) is Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Institute for Hormonal Health, educator of practitioners world-wide, assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Medical Advisor to In-Common Laboratories and Editorial Review Board member for the Integrative Healthcare Practitioner Journal.